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In 2000 there were 250 licensed women football (soccer) players in Bhutan.

Women's soccer coaching course in 2009

"Bhutan's women footballers can reach to the top," says German instructor Monika Staab.
Bhutanese women are active and talented, said Monika Staab, a games instructor from Germany, who conducted the first women's football-coaching course in the country.

"In future, Bhutan's women footballers can reach to the top," she said. "For that to happen, they must take time and practise well from the beginning." Bhutanese women are active and talented, said Monika Staab, a games instructor from Germany, who conducted the first women's football-coaching course in the country.

The one-week coaching course at Changjiji had 18 games instructors from different dzongkhags attending.

The Bhutan football federation's coordinator, Kinley Yangzom, said, ''The main objective of the course was to encourage women football like in other countries."

Monkia Staab and national games instructors gave theoretical and practical lessons on goal keeping, offside, kicking and dribbling.

"The course was really helpful," said Sangay Wangmo, a games instructor from Zelukha lower secondary school.

The Bhutan football federation has plans to develop the game more in schools so that more children and young people will have the opportunity to play in their leisure time.

Source : Dechen Tshering , KUENSEL, Bhutan's National Newspaper, October 2009

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The national women's team

Women's national football team in Bangkok

Bhutan's national women's football team left for Bangkok yesterday to participate in the Asian Football Tournament in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 7, 2012.

Bhutan football federation coach Namgay said the team left early for Bangkok to train players in the hot weather for two weeks so that they are accustomed to the weather during the tournament in Colombo.

The team from Bhutan has 25 members including two referees and a physiotherapist.

One of the players said that last year they lost badly to almost all SAARC countries with the Indian team scoring 19 goals against Bhutan's zero. "But this time we plan to play much better and hope to win some matches," she said.

The team captain said since they are all students, they do not get enough time to practice. "This time we are hoping to perform better as we trained for a month," she said.Last year, the tournament was held in Bangladesh

Source : Tashi Phuntsho , KUENSEL, Bhutan's National Newspaper, September 2012

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