Our National Team also called the Dragon Girls plays a critical part in the progress of the women’s game. They are the pride of our nation, but most importantly, they are a source of inspiration for our younger generations.
Their performance on the international stage determines the support from our society and partly the growth of women’s and girls’ football. As the more dominating football nations make the news in their fight for equal pay, our Dragon Girls are eminently blessed to receive equal pay without having to fight for it.
The 2022 roster is the first batch of Dragon Girls to receive a monthly salary of Nu. 30,000. The Federation also offer players financial assistance to pursue tertiary education at various colleges in the country.
The first international match our Senior Team took part in was the first edition of the South Asian Football Federation Women’s Championship in 2010 in Bangladesh.
It was a very humbling experience for our team to say the least. Nevertheless, our performance has gotten better over the years as reflected in the goals conceded.
The SAFF competition is the major international competition the team participates in. As for our youth teams, the first international appearance was the U14 girls in Sri Lanka at the AFC Football Festival in 2009.
Women’s Football in the country is still in its budding state. Consequently, both the Senior and the Youth teams have yet to secure championship titles though we have had a few high scoring games. The Senior Team secured its first win on July 26th 2019 against Sri Lanka during a FIFA Friendlies. The U15 team earned the bronze medal in the U15 SAFF competition in 2018. Both the achievements were acquired on our home turf, highlighting the strength of our 12th player and how far the support from our society can take us.