In a bid to be on top of their game, 35 women footballers from Chitral, a remote area in Northern Pakistan, have travelled to Islamabad for a football camp organised by the Chitral Women Sports Club (CWSC).
The camp is the result of efforts by CWSC’s founder, Footballer Karishma Ali, who has been globally acclaimed for her efforts to change the fate of girls in her village through her contributions to sports. Twenty-three-year-old Karishma told sports channel that the idea behind bringing these girls to Islamabad from Chitral is to give them the opportunity to learn the various aspects of the game under the guidance of professional coaches and expose themselves to a productive environment.
“We have two coaches, Jose Alonso from Spain and Waleed Javed, who is FA level 1 and AFC C license coach. They will be training these girls for the next seven days,” she said.
Ali said that the entire programme is funded by the club which she founded two years back. “Chitral Women Sports Club has been organising various sports events since 2018, as we wanted to bring girls out of Chitral to learn and experience a new environment.—AFP