In a groundbreaking achievement for Indian women’s football, Kiran Pisda and M K Kashmina have successfully secured professional contracts with the prestigious Croatian club WFC Dinamo Zagreb. Their selection stems from their participation in the ‘Women in Sports Elite Football Trials, second edition,’ organized by Women in Sports in partnership with the AMPL Foundation and the Football Players’ Association of India.
The trials, held at the AIFF training centre in Rajarhat, saw 27 talented female footballers competing for opportunities with clubs in Australia and Europe. The head coaches from Western United FC Melbourne, Adelaide United FC, Perth SC, WFC Dinamo Zagreb, and Marbella FC conducted the trials at AIFF’s National Centre of Excellence in Kolkata.
Former Kerala Blasters player Kiran Pisda and ex-Gokulam and national team player M K Kashmina caught the eye of the selection committee at WFC Dinamo Zagreb. Their standout performances in the domestic league played a crucial role in earning them a spot.
Kiran Pisda stated:
“I am thrilled to join WFC Dinamo Zagreb and am committed to giving my best for the club. The confidence gained from my domestic performances will drive me to excel on this international platform. Though the season has already started we are sure we will adapt soon and perform well.”
Kashmina shared her enthusiasm:
“This is a dream come true for me. Playing in Europe has always been my aspiration, and I am eager to gain valuable experience at the highest level. I look forward to embarking on this journey with the team.”
Marija Margareta Damjanovic, Head Coach & Sports Director said:
“We are truly glad that we have brought new and quality players to our team because it is important to have healthy competition among the team. We believe that they will adapt quickly and help our team to achieve our goals.”
The Founder and Director of Women in Sports, Sanaya, emphasized the vision of organization for providing the opportunities to the Indian athletes to excel internationally.
“The selection of Kiran and Kashmina epitomizes our goal at Women in Sports. We are dedicated to offering a platform where Indian athletes can shine and compete at the highest level.”
The Women in Sports initiative strives to empower female athletes. They provide them enhanced opportunities at both the national and international levels, thus enabling them to realize their full potential in sports.
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