Hosted by Sharda University, Women’s National Football Championship 2015-16 sees participation in huge numbers
Making its contribution towards promoting sports among women in India, Sharda University hosted the 21st Women’s National Football Championship 2015-16. The championship was hosted by the university in association with Uttar Pradesh Football Sangh, district football association. The tournament commenced on 22nd of December and continued till 27th of December, 2015. The tournament became a huge success and saw participation from domestic and international teams.
A spokesperson for Sharda University said,” Sharda University and Sharda Group of Institutions are proud of being associated with the Women’s National Championship as its hosts for the year 2015-2016. This is a small attempt from our side to promote sports like football among women of India. The management of Sharda Group has always been a firm believer of the fact that women are a powerhouse of talent, skills and courage. They just need a little encouragement from the society. One of the major reasons of being associated with this event is that it gives us an opportunity to make our contribution towards encouraging women achieve their dreams.”
A mid-fielder from one of the teams said, “Such national level tournaments are of great importance as they are the preliminary level to being selected for the national team and representing India in International tournaments. Women football in India has still not received its due recognition. I believe that the involvement of private companies needs to be increased, funding should pour in and focus should be on skill development.”