Lucknow: The Indian Youth Women’s Beach Handball team selected for the World Youth Beach Handball Championship to be held in Greece left for Greece from Mumbai. This will be the first time that India’s youth handball team will participate in the World Women’s Youth Beach Handball Championship. The team head of the Indian team participating in the championship will be Dr. Anandeshwar Pandey.
Handball Federation of India President A. Jaganmohan Rao said that the World Youth Beach Handball Championship is being organized on Heraklion, Crete Island (Greece) from June 14 to 19, for which the members of the Indian team will be divided into two parts on June 14 and 15. They departed in the morning. He said that the camp of the selected team was organized at Juhu Beach in Mumbai. The players and officials involved in the Indian team were arranged to stay at the Leela A Five Star Hotel in Mumbai.
Dr. Anandeshwar Pandey, Executive Director, Handball Federation of India informed that the Indian Youth Women’s Beach Handball Team won the Silver Medal in the Second Asian Women’s Youth Beach Handball Championship held in Bangkok (Thailand) from April 25 to 30, at the World Youth Beach Handball Championship. He said that the owner of The Leela A Five Star Hotel, which hosts the one-week training camp, Jamnabai Narsee and Miss Amrudha Nayar are former handball players.
Before departure, the complete kit including track suit was provided to the Indian team by Leela A Five Star Hotel at the conclusion of the camp. Monty Sabbarwal, Dr. Sheetal Sabbarwal, Sonal Choksi and Miss Urvashi Gandhi Shah were also present on the occasion.
Indian Youth Women’s Beach Handball Team: Anushka Ankush Chauhan, Sanjana Kumari, Anisha Praveen, Anupam, Babita Sharma, Isha Majumdar, Gulshan Sharma, Mansi Chaudhary, Kritika Thakur, Anjali Thakur.
Team Official :- Dr. Anandeshwar Pandey (Team Chief), Coach: Chandan Singh, Cyril D’Souza, Manager: Anand Bajirao, Mane, Assistant Manager: Jyoti Shukla.