Punjab girls' hockey team on Monday won the bronze medal in the senior national women hockey championship held in Saifai, Uttar Pradesh after beating Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, Gwalior by two goals to nil.
Hardeep Kaur of Punjab scored struck the net within the first 2 minutes of the match. The second goal was scored in the 55th minute.
Punjab was represented by Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University (SGGSWU) hockey academy. Navpreet Kaur of SGGSWU hockey academy was declared the best player of the tournament. She has also played for Indian Hockey Team in New Zealand.
Dr. Gurmohan Singh Walia, vice-chancellor of the varsity and Dr. Kanwaljit Singh, dean academic affairs and director sports, congratulated the participants and said that these players have worked hard and they will do much better in competitions in future.
The university has appointed Dronacharaya award winner, Baldev Singh, as chief hockey coach. The university hockey academy has won two national-level tournaments in its first year of establishment. The players are given free education, accommodation and training by the university.