Indian U-17 football team gearing up for FIFA Women's World Cup
The Indian U-17 women's team is gearing up currently in Jamshedpur as part of their preparatory process for FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2022, which is slated to kick-off from October 11, this year.
A total of 35 girls are currently in camp in Jamshedpur, with more waiting on the wings for a call-up, as per the coach's discretion. Among the 35 players summoned, Shilky Devi has already been a part of the Senior National Women's team squad for the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022, while Astam Oraon, Nitu Linda and Lynda Kom was part of the SAFF U-19 Women's Championship 2021 which was held in Bangladesh in December 2021.
The girls are currently training under Suren Chettri while Head Coach Thomas Dennerby and Assistant Coach Alex Ambrose will join them soon.
"The scouting part was the toughest. It was an experience in itself. I want to record the efforts and help which came in from the State Associations," AIFF quoted Alex Ambrose, who was also in charge of the scouting process as saying.
The camp in Jamshedpur has been set up with support from the Government of Jharkhand. Earlier, the Senior National Women's team had also camped for several months in Jamshedpur ahead of the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 with infrastructural and logistical help coming in from the State Government.