By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHARAMSALA, June 21: Two Tibetan women footballers have received coaching licenses, according to a press release by The Tibet Women’s Football & Welfare Society (TWF).
Lhamo Kyi (19) and Jamyang Choetso (18) have successfully completed a coaching course and received ‘D’ Coaching Licenses from All India Football Federation (AIFF).
After a standout performance in the Women’s Football Tournament held in Goa in May, where Tibetan women’s team came second, Goa Football Club further extended an invitation for two Tibetan players to attend the training course they organize in Duler Stadium, Mapusa.
“I am so proud that two of my senior players have become the first Tibetan women to earn their Coaching License,” a jubilated Executive Director of TWF, Cassie Childers said.
TWF Director, Gompo Dorjee, a former Tibetan National Team player from Clementon, who also completed the course along with the two young girls said, “It is a privilege to witness Tibetan women achieving so much in the field of sports. In our community, they have not been allowed to play for so long; so I am proud of these players for doing what so many thought was impossible.”
The Tibet Women’s Football & Welfare Society (TWF), is a registered NGO based in Clementown, Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand, India.
“We plan to continue to sponsor coaching courses and offer formal scholarships to young Tibetan women entering sports careers, ensuring the future of female-led sports in Tibetan society,” Cassie said.
According to Cassie four players will sit for entrance exams to major universities later this month to earn their Bachelors in Physical Education,” Childers said.