The 9th Women’s Asia Cup 2017 will take place in Kakamigahara City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan from 28 October – 5 November 2017. It is a continental championship and a qualifying competition for the Women’s Hockey World Cup taking place in London, UK, from 7 to 21 July 2018. The competition format is Two Pool Competition (cross-over classification matches)
Therefore, the Asia Cup is a key opportunity for the promotion of the sport within Asia and around the world, and the AHF aspires for this event to be delivered as a world-class sporting event that bring prestige to the sport, the host country, the Host NA and the AHF and attracts and engages with a broad range of stakeholders. The highest ranked team of the Women’s Asia Cup will qualify directly for participation in the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018.
The Women’s Asia Cup 2017 includes eight teams, namely, Korea, China, Japan, India, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, and Singapore.