~Top eight State Member Units will vie for the Championship in the National Women’s Hockey League~


Ranchi, 25th April, 2024: Hockey India Secretary General Shri Bhola Nath Singh on Thursday in a press conference held at the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Astroturf Hockey Stadium, in Ranchi spoke to reports about the importance of the much-awaited National Women’s Hockey League 2024-25. Phase 1 of the league will be held in Ranchi from 30th April to 9th May 2024, marking a historic moment for women’s hockey in India. This first-of-its-kind domestic league promises to be a thrilling showcase of the nation’s top female hockey talent.


Structured in two phases, the NWHL aims to elevate the sport and provide a platform for both established and aspiring players. The inaugural phase will feature the top eight teams from the recent 14th Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championships:


• Hockey Haryana

• Hockey Maharashtra

• Hockey Jharkhand (Host)

• Hockey Madhya Pradesh

• Hockey Bengal

• Hockey Mizoram

• Manipur Hockey

• Hockey Association of Odisha


Further emphasizing its commitment to nurturing young talent, the league will include players Under 21 years of age. This inclusion ensures a strong focus on grassroots development and future generations of hockey stars. The National Women’s Hockey League promises to be a game-changer, not only by raising the bar for women’s hockey but also by inspiring future generations. This competition will also serve as a vital platform for identifying and nurturing talent for the national team.


Speaking at the press conference, Shri Bhola Nath Singh, Secretary General of Hockey India, highlighted the significance of the NWHL: “The launch of the National Women’s Hockey League is a significant step forward for women’s sports in India. This league provides a platform for our top women’s hockey talent to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level. It will not only create a space for elite competition but also inspire young girls to pursue their passion for hockey.”


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