Wednesday, October 07, 2009
1at All India Women’s Football Championship for Pem Dorjee Cup- 2009
Gangtok,October7: The first-ever All-India Women's Football Championship for the Pem Dorjee Memorial Cup 2009 was inaugurated today at Palzor stadium despite a rainy and rough weather .The tournament will be held from October 7 to 15 in Gangtok, Sikkim.
KFA Darjeeling clashed with Sikkim (Red) in the inaugural match of the 1st All India Women's Football Championship for Pem Dorjee Memorial Cup in Gangtok (Sikkim) today.
Tamil Nadu will meet Orissa in the second match of the opening day. Eight teams are participating in this edition of the championship. The Group A consists of Manipur, Sikkim Red, Assam and KFA Darjeeling. Bengal, Sikkim Green, Tamil Nadu and Orissa are in Group B.
The Sikkim Football Association informed that it thought it right to organise the 1st All India Women's Football Championship for Pem Dorjee Memorial Cup at Paljor Stadium, Gangtok.State women teams from Assam, Manipur, Bengal (two teams), Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Goa beside 2 teams from Sikkim are participating. This being the first year, the championship will have limited number of teams but from next year onwards the SFA wants to conduct the tournament with 12 to 16 teams. The championship has AIFF approval and they have lauded the SFA's efforts for the conduct of such a championship for women.
It may not be out of place to mention here that Late Pem Dorjee, was the Captain of the India Senior Football team during 1980s and represented India in several International tournaments, who happens to hail from Sikkim
PALJOR STADIUM, GANGTOK
(7th to 15th October 2009)
Organised by SFA Women’s Wing, under the aegis of SIKKIM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
GROUP ‘A’: MANIPUR, SIKKIM RED, ASSAM & KFA DARJEELING
GROUP ‘B’: BENGAL, SIKKIM GREEN, TAMIL NADU & ORISSA
7.10.2009: SIKKIM RED Vs KFA DARJEELING
7.10.2009: TAMIL NADU Vs ORISSA
8.10.2009: KFA DARJEELING Vs MANIPUR
8.10.2009: SIKKIM GREEN Vs BENGAL
9.10.2009: TAMIL NADU Vs SIKKIM GREEN
10.10.2009: KFA, DARJEELING Vs ASSAM
10.10.2009: ORISSA Vs BENGAL
11.10.2009: SIKKIM RED Vs MANIPUR
11.10.2009: TAMIL NADU Vs BENGAL
12.10.2009: SIKKIM RED Vs ASSAM
12.10.2009: SIKKIM GREEN Vs ORISSA
13.10.2009: Winner of ‘A’ Vs Runners Up of ‘B’
13.10.2009: Winner of ’B” Vs Runners Up of ‘A’
FINAL: 15.10. 2009