|Posted on May 25, 2018 at 4:45 AM|
Hilderinc Ladies during the Women's Day 2018
A revolutionary revision, a chanced meeting, a bold decision and an unsure project; the beginnings of Hilderinc Ladies has been nothing short of opportune coming together as they mark their 1st Anniversary today.
What began with a foresighted amendment of Hilderinc Football Club’s constitution to be gender neutral in its entirety during their Annual General Meeting in February 2017, the unprecedented move was a prophetically set stage for Munya Ahmed become the first ever female player to join the Blacks two months later; this in itself a fulfilment of a dream conceived more than a decade ago.
While being a true Hilderinc on the pitch amongst the men, braving the heat and breaking down stereotypes, the Aussie lass was the fulcrum for the Club to dive into, what was then a tentative project, to start an all-women’s football team.
Hence on Thursday, 25th May 2017, first to heed the broadcast, Survai Kar, became the first members of Hilderinc Ladies, alongside Munya, joining the Hilderinc’s Saturday and Sunday boys for training at Home United Youth Academy (HYFA).
First ever Hilderinc Ladies training with Munya and Suravi
Like an increasing swell, the numbers grew by the week, and in August 23rd, the Ladies stepped out with their own training sessions on Wednesday evenings.
Hilderinc Ladies grows
What began with two a year ago, the Hilderinc Ladies are now a formidable group with over thirty active and willing ladies, who are nothing short of outstanding in more ways than one, often setting the bar for the menfolk in commitment, enthusiasm and even the quality of football.
The Ladies in action
Having taken part in their maiden competition in the AFC/ FAS Women’s Day 7s in March this year, the Ladies are currently gearing themselves passionately for the SMU Diva La Futbol XVI come June.
In keeping with Hilderinc Football Club’s enduring philosophy of being all-inclusive; coming together from various nations, race and language, and with beginners to the accomplished in their ranks, the Hilderinc Ladies are a growing gathering of women who are exemplary and inspirational, befitting the Beautiful Game, and a pride of the Hilderinc brand, this first year is just one of the many milestones they will reach in this exciting journey.
All at Hilderinc Football Club wishes the Hilderinc Ladies a Happy 1st Anniversary!