Sethu FC gearing up for qualifiers of AIFF-Indian Women’s League

Vastavam web: Sethu FC is gearing up to take part in the qualifiers of the 2017 AIFF-Indian Women’s League which starts on November 25.The Madurai-based outfit is the first team from Tamil Nadu to take part in the premier women’s football competition.Playing in the IWL Qualifying will be a big challenge for the side given their limited exposure and being an amateur side of school and college students, she was quoted as saying in a press release.
She said outstation players had been roped in this year but there were plans to use only Tamil Nadu players from next time.The team is owned by former president of Tamil Nadu Football Association and current chairman of women’s committee, M Seeni Moideen.Sethu FC is in six-team Group A in the qualifying league along with Rising Star (Odisha), Baroda FC (Gujarat), Capital Complex Sporting Club (Arunachal Pradesh), Indira Gandhi ASE (Puducherry) and J&K State Sports Council and will play five matches.
Moideen said, “There is a lot of potential in Tamil Nadu in women’s football and I started this team to provide a boost to the women’s game in the state.. Our focus is also to improve the game in the state at the grassroots level.”