With the first-ever Himachal Women’s League just around the corner, the fixtures of the league were released on Friday, 19th March 2020.
The first-ever state league will be held at Khad Football Stadium, Una from 22nd to 28th March. 4 teams namely, Techtro Swades United FC, Northern Football Academy, Khad FC, and Manas FC will be a part of the league. The teams will compete against each other in a double-legged format with the league topper emerging as the winner.
The league promises to be an exciting one for Himachal football as it will open doors for more women and girls to pursue the sport and play for the country in the future.
The Himachal Women’s League fixtures are as follows:
22.03.21 – TSUFC vs MANAS FC
23.03.21 – TSUFC vs NFA
MANAS FC vs KHAD FC
24.03.21 – KHAD FC VS TSUFC
NFA vs MANAS FC
25.03.21 – KHAD FC vs NFA
26.03.21 – MANAS FC vs NFA
TSUFC vs KHAD FC
27.03.21 – NFA vs KHAD FC
MANAS FC vs TSUFC
28.03.21 – TSUFC vs NFA
KHAD FC vs MANAS FC
On this occasion, the General Secretary of HPFA expressed his pleasure in organizing the first-ever Women’s League in his state and quoted that –
” Since the Himachal girl’s team became champion in Junior Girl’s National Championship in 2019, football has started to develop in Himachal. Earlier it was tough to get the girls out in the field let alone training them. With the commencement of this league, this will act as a huge motivation to the girls out there”
Neeraj Kholiya, the owner of Techtro Swades United FC expressed his views on the league and the efforts being taken as he quoted – “We totally believe in the efforts taken by the state association which is trying to develop football in this state. We always dreamed of having a women’s team which can compete at the highest level and we are thankful to the Association for providing such a platform for all the girls from this state.”
Qualified teams from the league will play in the IWL playoffs to be held in Odisha from the 2nd week of April. All 4 teams are preparing their best to win the title and get a spot in the IWL playoffs.