Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) to train women footballers from Gilgit-Baltistan

(Al-Shams Women FC)

The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has notified holding women footballing clinics in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) for two days.

The objective of these training sessions, which will start from September 3, is to uplift female players and develop the sport in the territory.

The sessions will take place in Hunza, Danyor, Gilgit, Gulmit, and Gojal.

“The initiative aims to encourage young female footballers in the Gilgit-Baltistan region to take up the sport professionally and aid them to improve their footballing skills,” the PFF announced in its press release.

Likewise, the governing body stated that it is aware of Gilgit-Baltistan’s footballing culture and aims to develop the sport in the area.

A scene from the Gilgit-Baltistan Girls Football League 2018 (GB-GFL 2018), which took place in Chipurson (northern Hunza region).

As per the PFF, the first coaching clinic will be conducted in Gilgit Football Ground, Muhammadabad, Danyor, on Thursday, September 3, at 1 pm PST.

Likewise, the second football coaching clinic of Hunza, Gulmit, and Gojal will take place at the FG Boys High School Football Ground on Friday, September 4, at 11 am PST.

The majority of these players are from Shimshal in the Hunza region of Gilgit-Baltistan. (Al-Shams Women FC)

PFF’s Technical Director Daniel Limones stressed the importance for girls to be given the same opportunities to make them reach their maximum potential. “In reality, they are the hope, and they are the strength. Let us inspire them not to take a step backward, and we will all move forward.”

A scene from the GB-GFL 2018.

Similarly, PFF General Secretary Manizeh Zainli expressed that the coaching clinics are just the first steps towards football development in Gilgit-Baltistan. “Development of women’s football is as vital to us as that of men’s. And we know Gilgit-Baltistan is rich with talent, especially the girls there,” said Zainli.

What are your views on this? Share with us in the comments below.

  • Excellent!! Please introduce our young people (boy and girl) to all sports and help them develop, the children seem unaware that there are sports other than cricket, i dont have problem with cricket but with so many young people lets encourage them to succeed in other fully funded sports also, the nation would benefit from untapped talent, not being realised.

  • Children should be involved in organized sports, this will help build character. People need to do it themselves, don’t look to government. Make leagues, tournaments etc at all levels.

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