22. - 27. JULY 2019 - HJØRRING - DENMARK

Amma FC Brings Girls Together


Amma FC is a football club situated in the northeastern part of India. But Amma FC, which participates in Dana Cup for the second time, is not just a local or regional club with local players. When Amma FC participates in class G17 the opponents will play schoolgirls from all over India.

‘Prior to Dana Cup we organise a tournament, where we gather the best players from all over the country and, then, we pick the best,’ explains Mrs Poonan Rawat, who coaches the girls together with Mr Juan.

‘Dana Cup is a great experience for the girls and, as a matter of fact, five to seven of them also participated last year. The girls come from good families and pay for most of the trip themselves. Indian girls’ football is growing but, unfortunately, does not attract many sponsors,’ Poonan Rawat adds. By taking part in Dana Cup Amma FC helps promoting Indian girls’ football.

‘But, in general, football is not a major sport in India. On the other hand, cricket, tennis and badminton are very popular,’ she clarifies.


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