Football was never felt in the heart of women in Bhutan then as they felt it was a male game. It was just enjoyed by few girls in school as a competition. The level not the issue but just to increase the number itself was so difficult.
The attention was gained when the TV was allowed in Bhutan and the girls saw female playing around the globe. The girls in schools got motivated and started to mix and play with boys. The trend changed and the female teams started to participate for the SAFF and SAG games. The recent promotion through social media, news papers and the TV channels increased the viewers where the media department has been involved so proactively for the change over fan base.
Today the female teams have almost reach the males level, as they equally participate in almost all the levels and the results are equally good. Bhutan has small pool of choices but the dedication and determination has been very high.
The golden year was 2015 for the Women’s football in Bhutan.It is located 270 km away from the head office Thimphu. It holds the boarding facilities for the selected girls for 3 different age categories. It has all the facilities to keep the players safe and focus in their training.
The golden year was 2015 for the Women’s football in Bhutan.
It use to be hard to train during summer at the academy as it is located in the sub-tropical zone but of late it has the best artificial turf, mini-pitch and a natural ground which will be ready within few months.
Under the FIFA goal Project the women academy feeds players to the national team and the clubs broadening the pool of players.