The 29 year-old will be sponsored by Star Cement during her trip to Glasgow for the trials.

Bala Devi Ngangom, currently the most experienced Indian Women’s Football Team Player has been called up for a contract subject to trial at Rangers Football Club.

The Men’s Team managed by Steven Gerrard are currently in the Scottish Premier League and play in the Europa League and the Women’s Football team finished 4th in the Scottish Building Society League 2019 Season (Level 1 – highest level). Rangers Women’s Football Team is a fully professional Women’s team.

Bala will travel to Glasgow on 19th November for a week-long trial at the club including training and matches and if successful, will sign a professional contract with the team for the 2020 season thus being the first Indian woman being given the opportunity to play fully professionally outside India.

Star Cement, the premier & most trusted cement brand of North East is sponsoring Bala Devi Ngangom which will help her pursue her trials & goals. Thanking Star Cement for the support, Bala Devi Ngangom stated, “I am very happy to be given this opportunity and look forward to traveling to Glasgow and doing my best. I hope I can make the club and make my country proud.”

Commenting on this initiative, Shri Sanjay Kr. Gupta, CEO, Star Cement said, “We at Star Cement are very proud to be associated with Bala Devi Ngangom in our bid to take forward the objectives of women sports in India and help them improve their performances and rise in their sports career”.

“Star Cement has always been at the forefront of promoting various aspects of North-East life and culture and this support is another humble effort in that direction,” Shri Gupta added.

Women In Sports (WINS) is an initiative by a dedicated and passionate team of sports enthusiasts working towards providing technical expertise and creating a platform to increase the standard and improve the performance of Indian female athletes nationally and internationally. WINS is proud to be associated with Bala Devi to take the objectives of promoting female athletes forward.