Stories From the Road: Bangalore

Equal Playing Field
Apr 14 · 2 min read

In addition to our two World Record matches, we also regularly host football camps that deliver training in sport, empowerment and leadership in partnership with existing local teams and organizations that focus on sports development, education, health, community, and empowerment for girls and women. Check out some highlights from our latest camp below!

FEBRUARY 27: BANGALORE, INDIA

We were very excited to team up with Pass Collective and Shining Stars FC to host the AFC Women’s Day Equal Playing Field Football Festival.

Pass Collective is a social enterprise whose strives to nurture inclusive development and social equity through creative intelligence. Their work supports the Shining Stars Football Club and their mission to empower young people through football.

We were fortunate to link up with their founder, Shaona who coordinated the festival alongside the Karnakata State Football Association to honor AIFF’s (All Indian Football Federation) celebration of AFC’s Women’s Day. It was a natural fit!

On the pitch, players had the opportunity to develop agility, fitness and football skills with top level coaches.

Station 1 — Tanvie Hans
An ex-Tottenham and Fulham Ladies Footballer and an FA Level-1 certified coach.

Station 2 — Amoolya Kamal
An international level footballer who represented India in the 2014 Asian Games. She currently plays for South United Football Club and is an AFC C-License coach.

Station 3 — Lilly Thomas
An ultramarathon runner, state level footballer and futsaller, an advocate for enhancing mental health through sport and an AIFF D-License coach.

Station 4 — Paromita Sit
A former international footballer, current player for SUFC and AFC C-License holder.

Station 5 — Crystal Ann Pinto
Our goalkeeper coach for the camp who recently represented Karnataka in the senior nationals camp.

Thank you to ALL of the other female leaders who helped us during this event!

Originally Published: March 5, 2019

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