Playing and competitions
As Mighty Girls builds on the SALT model of team dynamics and education through sport, the advanced girls’ team is at the core of the program. The “Mighty Girls” team has already competed for one season in the Boys U14 division, to gain real competition, and trains more frequently than other teams in the league.
Many current Mighty Girls were selected for international friendlies in Laos and Singapore, as well as the U14 National Team for the 2011 AFC Festival of Football in Vietnam. With their continued opportunity to train and develop, coaches can easily expect the same group to form the core of future national teams. SALT plans to continue organizing international exchanges and working Mighty Girls at Training in Battambang as a leading partner with the FFC in establishing an official national team.
More news on Mighty Girls and the Cambodian National Team:
CAMBODIA U14 TO MAKE DEBUT IN AFC FESTIVAL, Official website of ASEAN Football Federation, May 7, 2011
Cambodian girls conquer ‘enormous Goliath’, AFC Blog, June 14, 2011
Coaching and organizing
Senior Mighty Girls work as part-time coaches, attending twice-weekly continuing education and life skill facilitating classes. As a result, ll girls teams in the Battambang SALT Youth League are now led by female coaches, who also coordinate the referee schedule on game days. Many Mighty Girls have already received their FFC D-License and referee certification.
SALT plans to continually integrate girls into the Vocational Training program as they grow old enough. For those who express a desire to continue working in football programs and administration, SALT will match each individual with existing coaching positions and plans to develop further vocational track options within national women’s football.