Hockey India on Saturday named 33 players for the junior men’s national camp, beginning August 12 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru, to prepare for the Sultan of Johor Cup.
A total of three goalkeepers, 10 defenders, midfielders and forwards each have been called up for the 20-day camp that concludes on August 31.
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The Indian junior men’s team is scheduled to take part in the 9th Sultan of Johor Cup in October, therefore the focus of the camp will be on maintaining the fitness and rhythm of the players.
“The core probables selected for the camp remain the same from last July, and the aim for us is to make sure that the players maintain their fitness, agility and rhythm,” said David John, High Performance Director, Hockey India.
“Apart from that, we have the Sultan of Johor Cup coming up later this year, and the camp will be utilized to make sure that we are preparing the players in the best way possible, and to make sure that they are prepared to compete against the teams participating in that tournament,” he added.