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“It was my dream to get chosen in Indian senior girls’s hockey staff: Beauty Dungdung



New Delhi [India], November 22 (ANI): Beauty Dungdung, part of the Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team that completed within the fourth place on the Junior World Cup held in South Africa in 2021, stated that it was her dream to get chosen for the senior facet.

Indian Women’s Hockey Team is about to journey to Valencia, Spain, for the FIH Hockey Women’s Nations Cup being held for the primary time in 2022. The FIH Women’s Nations Cup is a vital fixture within the worldwide calendar because it brings in a system of promotion-relegation, the place the Champions might be promoted to the FIH Hockey Women’s Pro League’s 2023-2024 season.

India are grouped in pool B together with Canada, Japan and South Africa. The different groups within the fray are Ireland, Italy, Korea and Spain who’re grouped in pool A.

Speaking on her choice for the primary time within the Indian Senior Women’s Team, Beauty was quoted as saying in a Hockey India press launch, “I am really happy about getting my name into the team. I was not expecting this as there are a lot of good players at the training camp. I was really surprised. I am grateful that my hard work is paying off.””It was my dream to get selected for the Indian Senior Women’s Hockey Team. So, I am very happy about this,” she added.

Beauty, who hails from Simdega district in Jharkhand, started her hockey journey when she was simply round 6-7 years. The college the place she was finding out required each pupil to deliver their hockey sticks, and therefore she used to hold one every day.

“Growing up, I received a lot of support from my family to pursue the sport, especially my father who really encouraged me. I learned a lot about the sport from him. Soon, I started playing hockey from the hostel in our region,” she stated.

In 2016, Beauty competed in her first U14 Nationals. The following yr, she competed in her first sub-junior nationwide earlier than being invited to compete within the senior district nationwide in 2019. Beauty was chosen for the Indian Junior Women’s National Camp the identical yr.

“My first tour with the Junior Women’s team was in 2019 in Ireland. Then, I travelled to Belarus and Australia in the same year. In 2021, I travelled with the team to Chile. And then this year, I received the opportunity to travel for the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup South Africa 2021, where I learned a lot,” she saidAs she prepares for her first senior tour, the younger ahead discusses how the staff has been making ready for the occasion.

“We’re putting in a lot of time and effort in training. We are having practice sessions where we are learning basic skills such as high balls, changing direction, and so on because these are the things we need to instill in ourselves,” the 19-year-old defined.

“The FIH Hockey Women’s Nations Cup is crucial to us. We have to win the matches if we have to qualify for the FIH Women’s Hockey Pro League 2022-2023. We’re having a lot of team discussions, and we need to remember these things so we can apply them during the games and get the desired results “Beauty signed off. (ANI)