The Indian Women’s team coach also feels there is already a ‘huge’ change since the women’s league started.
One of the objectives of All India Football Federation launching the Indian Women’s League was to extend the horizons of women’s football and provide a platform viable for scouting talent.
With the second edition of the Hero Indian Women’s League in full-throttle and talent up on display, the grounds for women’s football in India hasn’t been more ripe for scouting and identifying talent to assimilate in the Indian Women’s Teams.
“There has been a huge change in the scenario of Women’s football in the nation since the first edition of the IWL and the second edition is a testament of that,” said Maymol. “More girls have come into the sport and more girls have taken up playing football from a young age. That means, there are more talented girls playing in the Women’s League and much more talent to choose from.”
“One can see how talented the girls are. The wider the base of the player pyramid structure, the easier it is for a coach. The Hero IWL will act as a pipeline for the Indian Women’s National Teams and help churn out even much more talented players in the future,” she stated.
Maymol further added that the IWL has also provided a competitive atmosphere to posterity. “A lot of young girls were lacking a competitive platform to play their trade on. The IWL has covered that up. The more competitive playing time a player gets, the more beneficial it is for her development.”