Women’s football in Karnataka received a huge boost as the Karnataka State Football Association (KSFA) signed a deal with the Chennai-based VNH Naidu Hall for sponsorship of the state’s women’s football.
“We are delighted to announce a one-year deal with VNH Naidu Hall which kicks off with the Intimacy Karnataka Women’s Super Division Football League on Monday, February 8 at the Bangalore Football Stadium,” said KSFA President Mr. N.A Haris.
“The hosting of the 4th Hero Indian Women’s League last year was a huge impetus to women’s football and with this support from VNH Naidu Hall, women’s football will now move on to the next level,” he added.
The sponsorship covers the Karnataka Women’s Super Division League, the Karnataka Women’s ‘A’ Division League and a couple of small sided games to accommodate entry level girls taking to the game through a calendar year.
“We are very happy to partner with the KSFA for the upcoming season of the Karnataka Women’s League. We are sure that our proactive partners at the KSFA will have a great impact in improving the standards of women’s football in the country,” said Mr. G. Venugopal, Chairman of VNH Naidu Hall.
“This partnership showcases our longstanding commitment and vision of empowering women. Our goal is to improve access to high quality activewear that is affordable and within the reach of women from all walks of life. Girl or a woman, Mother or a player, Dancer, or a homemaker, make your feminism shine out!” Mr. Venugopal said.
Ten teams including defending champions Kickstart Women’s FC and runners-up BUFC will play a round-robin league and at stake for the toppers is a slot in the Hero Indian Women’s League 20-21, the country’s top club competition for women.
The other clubs in the fray are: Misaka United FC, Parikrma FC, Slamzers Belgaum, Bengaluru Soccer Galaxy, Bengaluru Braves, Rebels Women's FC, Indian Football Factory and Maatru Pratishtana FC.