Wednesday, 2 May, the BCFC Girls’ program celebrated one year together by spending the evening watching the Bengaluru Football Club take on Aizawl Football Club at Sree Kanteerava Stadium. This exciting match was the first professional football match that many of the girls ever got to attend. To make the night even better, the girls got to witness BFC take a 5-0 win.
This was a time for the girls to come together and reflect on their time playing with one another. In April 2017 the program was started with all of the benefits it has for the girls in mind. Girls being involved in sports has been found to help increase levels of self-esteem and self-confidence. In addition, being a part of a sports community enables girls to build friendships with those that have the same interests and passions as them.
Coach Shonalli joined the club in October and has continually pushed the girls to improve and grow as young women with the same goals in mind. As she anticipates another great year, she said, “I’m looking forward to another year of growth and cannot wait to see how the girls do as we continue to branch out and compete.” The BCFC Girls are thrilled to have spent a whole year improving in a sport they love, building a tight knit community, and most importantly, having fun together. They cannot wait to see what year two holds!