Madugula Bhavani from RDT Hockey Academy is selected for International Youth Academy in New Delhi.
Madugula Bhavani is the daughter of Babu Rao and Varalakshmi of Yalamanchili village near Visakhapatnam. Bhavani’s parents are daily wage labourers. After she entered her village high school she began to develop interest in the sport of Hockey. Her physical education teacher taught her the basics of the game. She performed well in mandal level tournaments. Recognizing her exceptional talent, RDT admitted her in its Hockey Academy under other districts quota. She excels equally in both attack and defence. She represented the state of Andhra Pradesh in both under 16 and under 19 categories. She played in 8 under 19 and, 3 under 16 tournaments at different parts of India like Jharkhand, Chattisgadh, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh. She scored as many as 40 goals. She is recognized by her academy mates as hardworking and strong willed. In 2017, Hockey India selected her to join International Youth Academy in New Delhi. This will be an excellent opportunity for her to play at the international level. Let us hope we will see her soon in India colors.