New Delhi | September | Thursday | 03, 2015 :: The Junior Women Hockey have reached China for the upcoming 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015 which is scheduled to commence on the 5th September 2015 and now are getting into acclimatising themselves to the weather and the conditions. Placed in Pool A of the tournament, the young Indian eves will face the challenges of China, Malaysia, Singapore and DPR Korea in the pool phase. The team will open its outing with their clash against DPR Korea in the opening match on the first day of the tournament.
Speaking on the tournament, young midfielder Lilima Minz said, “While we understand the upcoming tournament will not be easy but the team is confident and upbeat. We are looking forward to the challenge of China, Malaysia and Singapore. Also we are not taking DPR Korea lightly and aim to win our opening match against them. The entire team understands that we have to complement and support the attack as well as the defence structure together. It is no more the job of select players to be responsible towards a particular position and wait for the ball to come to them. We have to cover the field with speed and keep the ball possession through good passes”.
The 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015 in a qualification tournament for the FIH Junior World Cup (Women) 2016. The upcoming tournament will be played from 5th to 13th September 2015 in Changzhou, China. A total nine Junior Asian teams will participate in this prominent tournament. India’s first clash will be against DPR Korea on 5th September at 12.30 pm IST.