The State Football Academy of J&K State Sports Council Organised a two-day 7v7 Under-12 Girls Football Tournament which was kicked off on Sunday, February 25 at the Synthetic Turf TRC Ground in Srinagar.
12 teams of various schools are participating in this tournament which is being played on a knockout basis. During the first day eight matches were played in which Baramulla School, International School, Mallinson Girls School, and Bandipora made it to semifinals.
On this occasion, Asian Football Confederation Technical Observer, Anya Palusevic of Germany and Assistant Manager of All India Football Federation, Sapna were the Chief Guests while as Director Radio Kashmir Srinagar, Syed Himayun Kaiser; Joint Secretary Sports Council (JKSSC), Nazir Ahmed; Divisional Sports Officer Kashmir, Nuzhat Ara; Senior Member of JKSSC, Professor Bashir Ahmad; Technical Director of SFA, Sajid Yousuf Dar; General Secretary JKFA, S.A. Hameed; District President JKFA, Fayaz Ahmad Sofi were the Guests of Honour. The event was also graced by the presence of other members and coaches of SFA and JKFA.
While presiding the event, Joint Secretary Nazir Ahmad hailed the initiative taken by SFA for holding such tournament.
“With such tournaments it will boost girls to play football besides it will help for the development of football at grassroots level,” he said.
Moreover, the qualified teams will face each other in the semifinals which will be held on Monday at the same venue.
The 12 participating teams are Baramulla School, Tyndale Biscoe and Mallinson Society, Green Valley, GreenLand, Holy Faith, International School, Bandipora School, GVS, Sun Rise, Parmount School, Madre Meharbaan, Mallinson.
Moreover, the tournament is organised by State Football Academy of Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council under the aegis of Jammu and Kashmir Football Association.