Biggest edition of Indian Women’s League to begin on Sunday

Defending champion Rising Student’s Club will face Gokulam Kerala FC in the opening game of the Indian Women’s League on Sunday.

Rising Student's Club is the reigning Indian Women's League champion.   -  AIFF MEDIA

The third edition of the Indian Women’s League will get underway on Sunday when defending champion Rising Student’s Club takes on Gokulam Kerala FC at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana in Punjab.

The third edition of IWL will be the biggest season so far with as many as 12 teams participating. The first and second editions had six and seven participants respectively.

The teams have been divided into two groups and Group I consists of Rising Student’s Club, Gokulam, FC Alakhpura, Hans Women Football Club, Central SSB Women Football Club and Panjim Footballers. Group II consists of Manipur Police, Sethu FC, Bangalore United FC, SAI-STC Cuttack, FC Kolhapur City, and Baroda Football Academy.

“Women's football in our country is going through an exciting phase. We have seen the Indian Women's Team produce some great results at the International front,” All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das said.

“We are sure to see the rise of more talented players in the third season of the Hero Indian Women's League. I would like to thank the Punjab Football Association for their support in hosting the IWL, and wish the participating clubs all the best for the tournament in Ludhiana,” he added.

Rising Student’s ClubManipur Police SC
Gokulam Kerala FCSethu FC
FC AlakhpuraBangalore United FC
Hans Women’s FCSAI-STC Cuttack
Central SSB Women’s Football TeamFC Kolhapur City
Panjim FootballersBaroda Football Academy
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