USA-Malaysian women in U15 football program

Malaysian women football players are busy with an exchange program with the United States which includes football clinics for about 400 young female athletes. Organised by the Ladies Football Association of Malaysia and the US-ASEAN Education Forum, the “United States-Malaysia: Women in Soccer Exchange Program” includes clinics in Klang Valley, Penang and Sarawak open to under-15 females. The second component of the program will involve a trip to the United States for a Malaysian team where they are expected to participate in training activities and engage in social and cultural outreach activities.

The clinics are conducted by highly successful American female coaches who have participated in the country's multiple Division One collegiate National Championships and Academic All-American Youth US National Team, besides having an extensive US and international coaching experience. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to learn about the American style of playing and coaching," Tunku Dara Tunku Sri Naquiah, the president of LFAM told Bernama news service, adding that the program will contribute to enhancing the development of women's soccer in Malaysia.

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