Australia’s Glenn Turner to feature in training camp for India’s women’s team

Glenn Turner, the Australian forward, will work with the strikers of the team in an eight-day camp in Bengaluru.

Glenn Turner (left) will arrive on Friday night for the national camp.   -  Biswaranjan Rout

Australian forward Glenn Turner will work with the strikers of the Indian women’s hockey team in a special eight-day camp in Bengaluru, beginning on Saturday.

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Turner, the Canberra hockey star, was part of the World Cup-winning Australian squad in 2010 and 2014; he will arrive on Friday night for the national camp. “It is good for our strikers to use the experience of Glenn Turner. As a striker, his positioning in the circle was critical for his team scoring goals and the positioning of strikers is one of the key areas we want to improve on,” said Sjoerd Marijne, chief coach of the women’s team.

Leadership experience

Marijne further emphasised that the camp will also help build leadership among the players. “Glenn is someone who has experienced the pressure of performing top-level hockey and he was part of Australia’s leadership group and often worked with younger players in his team,” he said. “We will ask him to share his experience as a leader, too, and I am sure our strikers can benefit immensely from this camp,” he added.

The players named in the strikers camp include skipper Rani, Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur, Vandana Katariya, Anupa Barla, Priyanka Wankhede, Preeti Dubey, Mumtaz Khan, Jyoti, Poonam Rani and Leelavathy Mallamada.