Karuna Football Foundation which runs Compassion FC will conduct trials for girls from Goa at the artificial
football ground, Fatorda, on July 20 at 10am. The trials are being held to select girls from Class VI to Class
X to be a part of the national residential girls’ football academy in collaboration with the Apostolic Carmel sisters
at the Holy Rosary Convent High School, Nuvem. The residential academy will be the first of its kind in Goa
and fourth in India.
“The Karuna Football Foundation has been established to reach out mainly to the underprivileged and marginalised.
Girls who want to make a career through football have an excellent opportunity,” the club said in a statement on
The trainees are being scouted from different parts of the country. Players from north east and southern states are
expected to join the players in Goa. The academy will commence operations in August at Nuvem. The outstation players have been asked to report in the last week of July to complete the formalities.
Compassion FC took part in the Women’s Football League. The team comprised of rural girls from areas like Dabhal,
Savoi Verem, Valpoi, Mayem, Pernem etc. “The foundation has plans to get a European woman to be the technical director. The girls will get free education apart from the football excellence program. They will also be
trained in life skills and vocational skills in preparation for jobs,” said the club