Our 2015 Summer Camp marked an important moment in the history of Tibet Women’s Soccer. Now fully independent, our players traveled from all corners of India to participate in a camp that celebrated courage, autonomy and righteousness in the face of adversity. They were told they couldn’t play, but they came anyway, and opened a new chapter for themselves and all the young women who will come after them.
Set to the uncomfortable tune of scorching Indian heat, the camp also marked the start of new Director of Football Gompo Dorjee’s commitment to Tibet Women’s Soccer, and establishment at our new headquarters in Clementown.
The camp culminated in two well-attended matches against Dehradun Football Academy and KV School, leaving us with one win and one loss – and a whole lot of spirit.
Tibet Women’s Soccer does not rely solely upon sports to provide the education needed to promote self-confidence, gender equality and development of voice – it provides a professional, well-rounded curriculum of leadership, team building, gender equality, health and communication complimenting its soccer training sessions as well. Soccer is simply the tool by which TWS frames and delivers lessons and experiences focused on these themes.