Mumbai eves take to football

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:04 IST

It may not be a viable career as yet for girls but football is serious business for the All Girls Team in Mumbai.

Mumbai eves take to football
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Mumbai:

It may not be a viable career as yet for girls but football is serious business for the all girls team in Mumbai. Comprising of girls from the Amboli suburb of the city, the team is part of the Mumbai Womena€™s Football League and the girls have been using their school and college vacations to practice together. "I've improved my kicks and all. When I joined I didn't know how to kick a ball. But then afterwards I learnt to kick,a€ said Ashita Gonsalves, member, Amboli Girls Football Team. The team was formed two years ago with just five girls. Today there are over twenty. In their first appearance in the League they stood seventh, but last year they came third and this year all of them have just one aim - to win the Mumbai Women's Football League. "At that time they couldn't kick a ball. Today they are getting ready to play professionally,a€ said Everest Gonsalves, Coach, Amboli Girls Football Team. The team has all the ingredients to be successful - talent, dedication, passion and unity. Like all budding sportspersons they have their heroes and clear favourites who inspire them. "I am really inspired by David Beckham. He's got an amazing game and he's got wonderful talent and skill with the ball. He is really good," said Alison Dias, member, Amboli Girls Football Team. These girls will continue to practice with their own schools and colleges and will only get together in October when the Mumbai Football Womena€™s League matches begin.

Topics : Football
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