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Women’s Football Day 2019 held

  • Published at 09:24 pm April 12th, 2019
Colombian player Jessica Hurtado in action during the Women's Football Day in Dhaka Friday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

During the boot camp the young girls met some inspiring figures who provided hands on training

The Bangladesh Football Federation along with the organizers of the Bangamata U-19 Women’s Gold Cup held a boot camp, Women’s Football Day 2019, for the young girls of Dhaka’s schools Friday.

During the boot camp the young girls met some inspiring figures who provided hands on training.

Two such figures were Jessica Hurtado and Katerin Munoz, two Colombian women’s team players, who participated in the World Cup. 

Another notable figure was Paul Thomas Smalley, the technical and strategic director of the BFF. 

Their presence, advice and training truly uplifted the girls. 

Actress Jaya Ahsan was also present as the brand ambassador of the Bangladesh women’s team, while Smalley headed the overall operations.

For such a project the scenic ground of Fortis Sports Ground was selected. 

The boot camp kicked off with a welcome speech in the morning and ended with the prize giving ceremony in the afternoon. 

The whole day was divided into two halves, the first half was training and the second half was filled with exhibition matches.

As many as 53 national team and 37 BKSP women players were present on the day and divided into six units, each unit specializing in a particular aspect of the beautiful game. 

Each unit set up a specialized training camp in a different corner of the field. 

Then each unit of girls spent 15 minutes in each of the separate training camp.

After a solid 90 minutes of training everyone took a break. 

After lunch and refreshments the girls representing their schools took to the field for exhibition matches. 

After eight thrilling matches, the judges picked 11 outstanding girls and honored those with “Best Promising Player” medals, while everyone else received a certificate of achievement.