New Delhi, Sep 12: Hockey India on Wednesday announced a 25-member Core Group for the National Camp to begin on September 16 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium, Bhubaneswar.
The National Campers will report to Chief Coach Harendra Singh for a month-long training that concludes on October 14 ahead of the ten-day Asian Champions Trophy to begin on October 18 in Muscat, Oman where the Indian Team will defend the title.
After the disappointment at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang where the Indian team ended their campaign with a Bronze Medal after beating Pakistan, the squad will be looking at overcoming the setback and regroup with fresh perspective in the lead up to the much-awaited Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018.
"The Bronze Medal was a consolation and there is no excuse for not making it to the Final of the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang. There is no point looking back at the loss but now it's critical for us to look ahead with a fresh, positive approach," expressed Chief Coach Harendra Singh. (UNI)