mahila premier league
The Mahila Premier League, Kathmandu’s first women’s futsal league, provides girls and women with a professional and extensive platform to play, develop, and compete. Over the course of eight weeks, eight teams compete for the title of Kathmandu’s best women’s futsal team! While MPL games are fierce in competition, the league also strives to create a culture of camaraderie and collaboration in Nepali women’s futsal. The MPL is an opportunity for women to come together and share their athletic skills and talents.
“I feel that girls in our culture are not encouraged to play sports. I think the Mahila Premier League is a great platform for all of us to come together, know each other, and make a positive mark in our community.”
“This league game has made me feel proud of myself. It is my big wish that the Mahila Premier League continues further in the coming years too.”
“Without opportunities it is not possible to reach our goals. We girls have talent. Now we need to step out of our comfort zone, grab opportunities, and give a platform for our talent to influence others.”
“I have met many good players at the Mahila Premier League, and I have become their football fan! I feel happy seeing girls like me playing sports.”
“We have been playing football for five years. We are proud to be players; not all girls get an opportunity to play, having an opportunity to play makes us feel lucky.”
“From a small age, I used to have the feeling that if boys can play sports, why can’t girls do the same?”
"The league provides the continuity that is needed for girls to improve and move forward."
Maya Lama, National Referee
Every Saturday, The WE United Project organizes friendly games for girls and women in Kathmandu. The games are open to all skill-levels and are meant to allow girls and women to build their understanding of the game and enhance their skills in a fun, competitive, yet supportive environment.
DARE TO SHINE
Our Dare to Shine program teaches young women to coach soccer. This is a collaborative project with the U.S. Embassy and The WE United Project. Using sports they will teach girls in their home communities about safe spaces, sportswomenship and the power of female voices.
WE UNITED TOURNAMENTS
WE United tournaments bring together 100+ women and girls of all skill-levels for one-day experiences designed to provide a safe space for women and girls to challenge themselves, engage in teamwork, display sportswomanship, and cultivate competitiveness and the desire to win.
Building connections, confidence, and solidarity among women and girls depends on creating opportunities and space within which women can grow. Please contact us if you share our vision and are interested in volunteering and/or partnering with The WE United Project.