Bengaluru FC on Friday announced their plans to start under-11, under-13 and under-15 girls teams this season, marking their entry into women’s football.
The club stated in a release that it will start with age-group women’s teams this year, with the senior team expected to take shape in due course. The selection trials for the same are scheduled to be held at the Bangalore Football Stadium on September 25.
Sunil Chhetri, the skipper of the men’s senior team, also made the announcement in a video shared on Twitter.
Chhetri said: “Everyone at the club is very happy at the news of Bengaluru FC starting its women’s team, and as the captain, I am very excited about this development. It’s something we’ve spoken about in the past, but wanted to do at the right time and in the right manner. This is the start of something special”