A few weeks after receiving a donation of footballs and other sports equipment from the Federal Republic of Germany Embassy in Lilongwe, Central Region Women Football Committee (CRWFC) has started reaching out to the grassroots by distributing the donated items.
On Tuesday the committee gave out 24 footballs to Lilongwe based under 14 teams and junior football academies at a ceremony that took place at Kamuzu Institute of Sports (KIS) in Lilongwe.
Speaking after giving out the balls, CRWFC chairperson Daphine Mphuwani said it was her committee’s wish to reach out to as many young children as possible in the region to enhance the development of women football from grassroots.
“We already distributed the footballs in Salima, NKhotakota, Dowa and Ntchisi and today we were giving out the balls to under 14 teams and junior football academies based in Lilongwe.
“ After giving out the balls, we will be holding under 14 football bonanzas in all the districts to identify talent,” said Mphuwani.
The CRWFC chairperson said the programme was targeting both young girls and boys to encourage sharing of knowledge and skills amongst the children.
“Most girls learn women football skills from their male counterparts and if we leave out the boys, we are going to slow down the progress,” she said.
Mphuwani hailed the Germany Embassy for donating close to 60 footballs and other sports equipment being used in the grass-root development programme.