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Jr preparatory camp starts on 8th June (6/3/2015)
--Press Release
New Delhi, 03 June 2015: : The Preparatory Camp of the Indian Junior Men National Coaching Camp starts at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on 11th June 2015. The camp is for training young players for the upcoming Men’s Junior Asian Cup 2015 in Malaysia and the FIH Junior World Cup 2016 (Men) 2016 in New Delhi.

Forty-Eight Core Probables will be part of the coaching camp starting 11th June 2015, where they will work on their skills and raise their game for international competitions. Fifteen new players were identified from the recently concluded 5th Hockey India National Championships on the basis of their consistent performance and technical skills and which gives them a chance to feature in the Junior Men International team.

After one week’s training session of the camp, the top 33 core probable’s will be selected who will further train under Coach Harendra Singh and aim for a spot in the national squad who will play in the FIH Junior World Cup 2016 (Men) in New Delhi and Junior Men Asia Cup 2015 in Malaysia, to be held from14th to 22nd November 2015.

After their consistent performance during the National Championship, Midfielder Imran Khan, Vikrajit Singh, Vivek Sagar and Somaiah Kuppanda will feature in the camp. From the Forwards, names like Dharamvir Yadav, Gurjant Singh, Ajmer Singh and Nitesh Kiro will get a chance to showcase their talent under Indian Junior Men Coach Harendra Singh.

The young players have gained a significant experience from the recently concluded Hockey India National Championships where all the players contested neck-to-neck for the top honour. The National Championship provided the best platform where the young hockey players showcased their best skills and adaptability to play with various strategies against different teams.

Commenting on the new faces, who will be part of the camp, Roelant Oltmans, Director High Performance, Hockey India said, “The young boys showed talent and capability of playing under tough competition during the recently culminated National Championships. The tournament was very fruitful for the players as they experienced a high-intense atmosphere during the tournament and various strategies against different teams. We kept a close eye on each of the player and monitored their development. We picked the best among them who have the skills to participate at international-level competition. The preparatory camp will be another opportunity for these young players where they will work under National Coaches. They will leave new skills and enhance their capabilities of adapting better strategies. We are looking forward to working with these young generation of players.”

The FIH Junior World Cup 2016 (Men) tournament will be held in New Delhi from 01 to 11 December 2016. The Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2015 will be held in Malaysia from 14 to 22 November 2015.

The List of 48 Junior Men Players


1 Pankaj Kumar Rajak

2 Suraj Karkera

3 Jugraj Singh

4 Subodh Tirkey

5 Vikas Dahiya

6 Karan Thakur

7 Yash Kumar

8 Krishan B Pathak

9 Syed Naseenuddin Shahbaz


10 Abhishek Pratap Singh

11 Anand Lakra

12 Dipsan Tirkey

13 Gurinder Singh

14 Harmanpreet Singh

15 Jarmanpreet Singh

16 Nilam Sanjeep Xess

17 Varun Kumar


18 Vikrajit Singh

19 Abhay Ekka

20 Ajay Yadav

21 Baljeet Singh Boparai

22 Imran Khan

23 Manpreet

24 Nilakanta Sharma

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