Sikkim heads to Bengaluru for Senior Women’s National Football Championship

Sunday, Nov 19, 2023 10:30 [IST]

Last Update: Sunday, Nov 19, 2023 04:51 [IST]

Sikkim heads to Bengaluru for Senior Women’s National Football Championship

GANGTOK,: A 22-member Sikkim team set off for Bengaluru from Gangtok on Saturday to participate in the Hero Senior Women’s National Football Championship.

Sikkim is placed in Group C and faces strong competition from Assam, Chandigarh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tripura.

Sikkim Football Association (SFA) president Menla Ethenpa, vice president Arjun Rai and general secretary Phurba Sherpa presented the match jerseys to the State team which marked the official commencement of their journey.

The team received their jerseys, symbolizing the unity and pride of representing Sikkim on the national stage, a SFA release informs.

SFA women’s wing chief patron Krishna Rai-Golay extended her best wishes to team Sikkim.

“To the resilient women of Team Sikkim, you carry not just the hopes of our State but the dreams of every aspiring young footballer. Play with passion, determination, and make Sikkim proud. Remember, you are not just a team; you are a force of inspiration. Go, conquer the field!”, said the chief patron in her message to the girls.

In a show of community support, token encouragement was handed over to the athletes, reinforcing the backing of the SFA officials and the entire community, the SFA release mentions.


Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi