North East Women’s football league to kick start from July 7, 2022
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | July 7, 2022 | News
North East Women's Football Manipur
North East Women’s Football League is all set to kick start from July 7, 2022 at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Stadium in Imphal, Manipur. A press conference was held at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi, regarding the league. The event which is organised in collaboration with the Manipur Football Association and the Anantpur Sports Event will be attended by Jeetu Verma, Deepak Hudda, Rakesh Kumar and Rajesh Narwal.
The final dates of the tournament were revealed at the press conference. The dignitaries present at the press conference informed that the tournament has been organised in view of the popularity of football in the North East and to inspire women towards playing the game.
The maiden season of the North East Women’s football league will have a total of 31 matches and eight teams of women sportspersons. The name of the teams are– Manipur Sangais, Assam Rhinos, Meghalaya Leopards, Tripura Pythons, Arunachal Pradesh Tigers, Sikkim Pandas, Mizoram Black Bears, and Nagaland Wild Hogs.
Ratan Kumar, President, Manipur Football Association said, “Also present at the press conference were All Manipur Football Association President, Ratan Kumar, Secretary L Jyotirmoy, Anantpur Sports Event Private Limited Director, Anas Pathan, and tournament coordinator, Nirmal Vyas. “The tournament has been organized in association with the All Manipur Football Association and is expected to witness action-packed clashes between the eight teams from 7 to 23 July. The primary objective of the league is to promote women’s football and encourage young women towards the game.”
Amin Pathan, Chairman, Anantpur Sports Event said, “Promotion of sports should always be advocated across the country and in this line, various sports events will be organized from time to time. Tournaments like the North East Women’s Football League is a major initiative and necessity for the young players, especially women sportspersons.”
He further added, “With seamless and dedicated practice and an attitude to never give up, one can reach any heights in the field of sports. While the sportspersons should keep practising to get better, we will ensure more such tournaments in the future to give the young players a platform to showcase their talents.”
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The league will be taking place at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Stadium in Imphal, Manipur.