The junior women from the Wennappuwa Hockey Association clinched the maiden Women’s U21 National Hockey Championship 2019 as the tournament wrapped up 3 days of intense stick action.

Junior Women vie for AHF Cup 2019

In accordance to the event calendar ……….

On the final day of the tournament, Wennappuwa HA took on Kandy HA in the final battle of the inaugural event. After a classic game of Hockey, Wennappuwa pulled in 2 goals to secure their first National title of the year.

Kavindya Peiris opened the scoring for Wennappuwa in the 24th minute of the game, gaining momentum early on. In the 30th minute, Demindu Samudra netted the second for Wennappuwa and sealed the championship for her team.

In the semifinals, Wennappuwa defeated the team representing Colombo Hockey Association 3-2 while Kandy edged out Sri Lanka Schools ‘Golds’ team 3 goals to 1, to reach the finals. In the 3rd place play-off, Colombo HA managed to beat Sri Lanka Schools ‘Golds’ 3-1 to take home Bronze.

Photos: U21 Women’s Junior Nationals Hockey Championship 2019 | Day 2

Group Stage Results

07.06.2019 (Day 1)
Sri Lanka Schools Maroons0 – 2Kandy DHA
Sri Lanka Schools Golds0 – 0Colombo HA
Matale HADQWennappuwa HA
Galle HA0 – 0Badulla DHA
Sri Lanka Schools Maroons0 – 2Kalutara DHA
Sri Lanka Schools Golds7 – 0Gampaha DHA
Kandy DHADQMatale HA
Colombo HA9 – 0Galle DHA
Wennappuwa HA3 – 0Kalutara DHA
Badulla DHA5 – 0Gampaha DHA
08.06.2019 (Day 2)
Sri Lanka Schools Golds3 – 0Galle DHA
Colombo HA17 – 0Gampaha DHA
Kandy DHA2 – 1Kalutara DHA
Sri Lanka Schools Golds2 – 0Badulla DHA
Sri Lanka Schools Maroons1 – 0Wennappuwa HA
Galle DHA2 – 0 Gampaha DDHA
Colombo HA2 – 0Badulla DHA
Kandy DHA0 – 0Wennappuwa HA

The winning team along with other teams that performed well, will be called upon for National selection trials in the upcoming weeks. These trials will determine the Sri Lanka National U21 Women’s team for the AHF Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2020 which itself is a qualifier for the 2021 Junior Hockey World Cup.

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