KATHMANDU, March 19: WE United Project launched the Mahila Premier League (MPL) on March 18 at Grassroots Recreational Center in Mandikhatar.
MPL is Nepal’s first women’s futsal league, supported by the European Union and HamroKitchen.com. The league is a women-run initiative: played by women, organized by women and refereed by women.
Over the course of eight weeks, eight teams will compete for the title of Kathmandu’s best women’s futsal team in order to promote a culture of competition, camaraderie, and collaboration in Nepali women’s futsal. League games will be played every Saturday until May 6.
Each team will play other team once and points will be awarded for winning, tying and losing games.
This league will provide space for women players to interact with one another, develop skills on and off the field, and build a supportive network for women involvement in sport. MPL participants will be encouraged to serve as mentors for young women and girls interested in playing futsal, with a particular focus on girls enrolled in public schools in Kathmandu who may not have the infrastructure or social support to engage in sport.