RAWALPINDI  - The National U-16 Inter-Club Women Football Championship 2014 gets underway today (Tuesday) at Divisional Public School football ground.

Six teams, which are divided into two pools, will be seen in action during the event. The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is organising the championship in collaboration with City District Government Sports Department and Young Rising Star Women Football Club. Top team from each group will clash in the final.

PFF director development Perviaz Saeed Mir along with organising secretary Tasawar Aziz, PFF youth development officer Irfan Khan Niazi and match commissioner Saluddin were also present there.

“We are very grateful to City District Government Sports Department and District Coordination Officer Sajid Zafar Dal for lending us all-out support, providing venue, accommodation and taking care of visiting teams,” Mir added.

He further said: “The PFF has chalked out comprehensive plan to promote grassroots level soccer. We are already working on U-16, U-19 and U-22 events and this is for the first time we have decided to conduct championship at U-16 inter-club level in which no departmental player will be allowed to take part. It provides me great satisfaction that after going through tough age scrutiny, I found not a single overage player which is a very positive and healthy sign. I have checked B forms and also passports of few players, who are born abroad, the entire process was conducted in very positive manner.”

“The PFF will provide dailies, traveling allowances to all the visiting teams.” It is pertinent to mention here that despite PFF tall claims regarding dailies, each player will be given only Rs 200 as daily allowance. How could it be possible for a player to take three time meal in such a meager amount? The PFF should have at least given Rs 500 as dailies, so players may get better food.