INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL NEWS - MARCH : 2015

Pune FC to celebrate AFC Women's Football Day with a 7-a-side tourney

PUCE FC WOMEN FOOTBALL TEAM STARTS PRACTICE

06.03.2015 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE | LIKE FB

Pune FC will celebrate the first-ever Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Football Day with a seven-a-side Invitational Football Tournament for Women at the Maharashtriya Mandal Sports Complex in Mukundnagar on Sunday, 8th March, 2015. Having recently started their Women's Team, Pune FC aims to involve various schoolgirls and organisations and has teamed up with Amura Marketing Technologies for the big day. Coinciding with the International Women's Day, the AFC Women's Football Day will be celebrated on March 8th every year and aims to recognise, celebrate and promote the development of women's football across the continent. Furthermore, with the AFC being the first football confederation to launch and celebrate such a day, the event carries added significance. The seven-a-side Invitational Tournament will consist of two 8-team competitions - one for Schools and one for teams from Colleges, Clubs and Corporates. The eight teams in each section will be divided into two groups of four each with the top-two sides qualifying for the semifinals. The winners and runners up of the competition stand to win exciting prizes from the sponsors along with exclusive goodies from Pune FC. Participating Schools: Mercedes Benz International School, Azam School, Erin Nosh Nagarvala School, Podar International School, Symbiosis School, Abeda Inamdar School, The Bishop's School, Camp, St. Mary's School. Participating Clubs/Colleges/Corporates: Automated Data Processing, Symantec, HDFC Bank, Mumbai, SKF Sports Academy A, SKF Sports Academy B, Spicer College, Diego Juniors Football Academy

PUCE FC WOMEN FOOTBALL TEAM STARTS PRACTICE

PUCE FC WOMEN FOOTBALL TEAM STARTS PRACTICE

24.02.2015 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE | LIKE FB

PSC PRESS RELEASE : After making history by becoming the first-ever I-League Club to conduct 'Open Trials' for a Women's side, Pune FC's newly formed Women's Team got down to business with the start of their regular training sessions. The 24-member squad which was shortlisted from the Open Trials' have been training under Coach Kalpana Dass, an AFC 'B' License holder, since the past couple of weeks at the Maharashtriya Mandal Sports Complex in Mukundnagar.

Coach Kalpana was excited about the developments and speaking on the talent shortlisted for the team, she said, 'During our selections, we looked for young, energetic and good first-touch players, which strengthens the team and also meets the quality of the game." She further added, "Being the first I-League team for women, I am sure the expectation is high... and to fulfill the same is the motive as we move ahead."

Having completed the registration process with the Poona District Football Association, the team will now be looking forward to participate in the first-ever Women's League to be conducted by the district body soon. For the first two months, the Pune FC Women's team will have sessions thrice a week at the Maharashtriya Mandal Sports Complex Turfs. Going forward, Pune FC aims to expand the system with increased frequency in sessions and also by starting an Under-15 team to train girls from a young age.