On an occasion most appropriate, Real Kashmir Football Club (RKFC) has presented its fans in the union territory a Daughter’s Day gift by announcing the formation of an all-women’s team, which will compete at national tournaments.
This team, RKFC chairman Sandeep Chattoo said, will be for the daughters of Jammu and Kashmir “as we believe that girls have tremendous sporting potential and can go miles if trained properly”.
Keeping in mind the popularity of the sport among girls, Sandeep gave the command of this team to his wife Poonam, who is originally a resident of Coorg in Karnataka and married to him for the last three decades.
Though she doesn’t have any background in sports other than watching the RKFC team’s preparations during I-League, Poonam is a confident woman as she feels that given a chance, the girls of the valley can go a long way. “Phew! Yes, it is a daunting task assigned to me but knowing the girls of Kashmir, I am confident that results will be brighter.
“You see, girls of the valley have been doing so much without any help, and now we at the RKFC want to channel their potential in the right direction,” said Poonam, whose broken Kashmiri often forces her team into peals of laughter.
“I simply love the way these girls smile. I think that smile is an answer to all miseries that they have been suffering because of violence,” she said.
— Real Kashmir FC (@realkashmirfc) September 21, 2020