Donghae (Korea), 12 April 2021: The previously postponed Women’s Asian Champions Trophy will be held from 24th to 31st October 2021 in Donghae, Korea. This was announced by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) today after the approval from the International Hockey Federation. The Korea Hockey Association will be the host of the tournament.
The 6th edition of this biennial tournament was delayed due to the COVID-19 situation. The dates of the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy have been confirmed with the Korea Hockey Association and are also approved by the International Hockey Federation.
China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand will vie for the title. Korea is the current champion who won the title in the 2018 Donghae Women’s Asian Champions Trophy.
“I am pleased that our efforts have been fruitful in bringing the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy. Ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19, the situation has been very challenging to keep hockey activity ongoing. I am glad to announce that, with your support, we are finally able to overcome this challenge and bring hockey back to you. I appreciate the efforts of the participating teams. I am looking forward to a very splendid competition. I am also hopeful that Korea will prove a perfect host for our Women’s Asian Champions Trophy just like the last event in 2018. I wish all the best to the participating teams.” Dato Tayyab Ikram – Chief Executive, Asian Hockey Federation
“We are very glad and thankful to the Asian Hockey Federation for entrusting us with hosting Women’s Asian Champions Trophy. We are certainly well-prepared for delivering the mega Asian women’s event. It indeed is a matter of great honour for Korea. We extend our warm welcome to our honoured guests ahead of time.” Lee Sang-heun – President, Korea Hockey Association