That the Indian social environment is unkind to female athletes is not new information, but we can help create a better environment for the generation of athletes to come.
Modern Girls FC needs YOUR help to grow and access better opportunities. They are a young group of girls, many of whom study in Greenwood High International School. Their coach, Sudhakar Sir believes that they can compete at higher levels but they need a sponsor/capital to get them started.
Modern Girls FC's accomplishments so far:
1. U16 Girls are currently playing in Karnataka Open Category A Division League
2. 6 Players from the club played and emerged as champions in Mini Olympics Organised By Indian Olympics Association
3. 3 Players from the club play for BFC
4. U13 Girls won Reliance Cup, and qualified for Nationals held at Hyderabad
5. The Club emerged 7 a-side A Division Champions on January 21' in a tournament organized By Karnataka Football Association (KSFA)
6. Champions of the Amateur League, Aug 21'
The funds that they receive will be used in the following manner:
1. Pay and support players that are coming from outside the school team : 20000
2. Assistant salary : 30000
4. Training and skill development : 20000
As a young woman who has been playing football for many years now (some of which were spent under Sudhakar Sir's guidance), I know firsthand how hard it is to keep going and keep playing. From the patriarchal chokehold on young womens' dreams to the lack of money being invested in gender-inclusive sports programs or infrastructure, the challenges are several.
These girls deserve the chance to see what they are capable of, and not lose out on possibly life-changing opportunities because they need some money.
Smash the Patriarchy,
Support Modern Girls FC!