Female football academy to be established in Rajshahi
RAJSHAHI, August 18, 2022 (BSS) - A female football academy will be
established at the Liberation War Memorial Stadium here aimed at generating
competent football players among females.
The National Sports Council (NSC) will establish the academy with financial
assistance of the ministry of youth and sports.
Additional Secretary (Development) of the ministry Ruhul Amin Khan revealed
this while inspecting the stadium on Thursday afternoon, adding female
football academies will also be established in two other districts apart from
NSC Director Sarwar Jahan, Licensing Officer of Bangladesh Football
Federation (BFF) Mirajul Islam, General Secretary of Rajshahi District Sports
Association Wahedun Nabi and District Sports Officer Jahangir Hossain were
present on the occasion.
Ruhul Amin Khan said the present government has taken the decision of
establishing female football academies in order to revitalize Bangladesh's
football through constituting a powerful national football team.
To this end, year-round football competition will be arranged through
ensuring residential training camps for women. Need-based step has also been
taken to strengthen the BFF.
Floodlights will be installed for hosting national and international sport
meets in Rajshahi stadium. "We also have plans for building some more
stadiums here for expanding the sports arena," he added.