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

Team Score Team
07.06.2019 (Day 1)
Sri Lanka Schools Maroons 0 – 2 Kandy DHA
Sri Lanka Schools Golds 0 – 0 Colombo HA
Matale HA DQ Wennappuwa HA
Galle HA 0 – 0 Badulla DHA
Sri Lanka Schools Maroons 0 – 2 Kalutara DHA
Sri Lanka Schools Golds 7 – 0 Gampaha DHA
Kandy DHA DQ Matale HA
Colombo HA 9 – 0 Galle DHA
Wennappuwa HA 3 – 0 Kalutara DHA
Badulla DHA 5 – 0 Gampaha DHA
08.06.2019 (Day 2)
Sri Lanka Schools Golds 3 – 0 Galle DHA
Colombo HA 17 – 0 Gampaha DHA
Kandy DHA 2 – 1 Kalutara DHA
Sri Lanka Schools Golds 2 – 0 Badulla DHA
Sri Lanka Schools Maroons 1 – 0 Wennappuwa HA
Galle DHA 2 – 0 Gampaha DDHA
Colombo HA 2 – 0 Badulla DHA
Kandy DHA 0 – 0 Wennappuwa 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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