13/03/2016 … The Goa Football Development Council recently celebrated International Women’s Day at Navelim Rosary grounds.
Shanti Mullick, India’s only woman footballer Arjuna Awardee & former India Woman’s football captain was the Chief Guest.
In the first match, GFDC girls academy south beat GFDC girls academy north 2-0 ( Julianda Ferrao , Cia Almeida ).
In the second match, GFDC women’s XI defeated rest of Goa XI 2-1 (Remediana Noronha, Gracy D’costa for GFDC & Melvita Mascarenhas for Rest of Goa)
GFDC felicitated Mrs. Shanti Mullick, Liberata Mascarenhas, Maria Rebello & Maymol rocky for their achievements in the field of football.
Chief Guest for the function Mrs. Shanti Mullick was humbled and honoured on being felicitated and thanked GFDC for its efforts in developing women football in Goa, she further reminisced her playing days where Goa Women’s Team was the toughest opponent to play against and the final that she lost to the Goan team when played in Goa against great players like Yoldanda, Julie and Ritinha,
she hoped more and more girls will take up the game of football and more competitions may be organised to develop in the game and become Asian Women Champion in the Asian Games. Among the dignitaries present were Dr. Rufino Monteiro, Chairman- GFDC, Mr. Aleixo Da Costa, Member Secretary-GFDC, Council Members of GFDC Mr. Agnelo Fonseca, Mr. Stanislaus D’Souza & Sheikh Suleman Karol.