Hockey India names nine women players for special goalkeeping camp

New Delhi [India]: Hockey India on Saturday announced nine women players for the seven-day special goalkeeping camp.

Along with the experienced duo of Savita and Rajani Etimarpu, the goalkeeping camp will also have young goalkeepers — Swati, Sonal Minz, Bichu Devi Kharibam, Chanchal, Khushboo, Rashanpreet Kaur and F Ramengmawii.

The camp will be conducted by Martijn Drijver from July 8 at the Sports Authority of India in Bengaluru.

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Drijver has more than 25 years of experience in goalkeeping coaching and is the founder of the Drijver Goalie Academy in the Netherlands. He has previously worked with several domestic and international hockey teams as a goalkeeping coach including the national teams of Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, South Africa, and Malaysia.

As a goalkeeping coach, Drijver has played a part in three Olympic Games, five European Championships, three World Cups and 10 Champions Trophies internationally.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for our Goalkeepers to learn from the best. It gives all the players the chance to receive world-class coaching, and expertise on specific goalkeeping skills which shall help them in their development,” said David John, Director, High Performance.

“The goalkeeping camp will not only give our keepers in the 33 core probables the chance to learn but also the upcoming young keepers as well. It is a very important position on a hockey field, and it is good to see how excited all our Goalkeepers are for the Camp ahead,” added John.

“It is, of course, an opportunity for the Senior Coaches to take a closer look at the younger bunch of Goalkeepers who are coming through the ranks, and I am pleased that they will be getting such an opportunity to train with Martijn,” he said.


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