Tibet women's national football team

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Tibet women's national football team
Nickname(s) "Lionesses Snow"
Association Tibetan Women's Soccer
Confederation ConIFA
Head coach Gompo Dorjee
Most caps Jamyang Choetso (Wangla)
Top scorer Jamyang Choetso (Wangla)
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First colours
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Second colours
First international
Flag of India.svg Himachal Pradesh 0–2 Tibet Flag of Tibet.svg
India; 26 May 2012
Biggest win
Flag of Tibet.svg Tibet 8–0 Kendriya Vidyalaya School India; 28 April 2016
Biggest defeat
Manipur 7–0 Tibet Flag of Tibet.svg
India; 14 fébruary 2014

The Tibet women's football team is a national association football team controlled by the Tibet Women's Soccer (TWS), an organization of exiled Tibetans. Its current team manager is Gompo Dorjee.



The first Women's Football Team Tibet founded April 27, 2012 in Dharamsala The first Tibetan women's football team.jpg
The first Women's Football Team Tibet founded April 27, 2012 in Dharamsala

In 2010, Tibetan schools in India launched for the first time an official football program for Tibetan to Dharamshala.

The US Cassie Childers, during his summer break trip to Dharamsala in India. During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, she noticed that she was the only woman to pay attention to this international event. Subsequently, at a photographic exhibition of the National Association of Tibetan sports, she is surprised that there are no women featured in the photographs, it was not just football, but all the sports. Cassie Childers participant in driving the Tibetan youth and became the first coach of the Women's Football Team Tibet.

During the winter holidays, forty girls selected by their schools, have lived together for learning and practicing football and name the potential team captains, while participating in leadership training. For the first training games, they are divided into two teams, The Princesses Himalayan and Snowland United .

In 2011, the [ clarification needed ] is headed by National Association of Tibetan soccer and National Association of Tibetan sports, help the teacher Willits Charter. The program was founded in October 2011 to serve as a tool to empower Tibetan women in the refugee community. Thirteen Tibetan schools in India and eighteen people were trained to best frame the 500 adolescents participating in the program. The program begins in a training camp for a month, the 18 trainers form girls from each participating school to become leaders of the future new teams in both football training and empowerment. During this period the camp invite professional coaches, sports psychologists, empower women teachers, physiotherapists, nurses and specialized sports coaches. Eventually the female sports program of Tibet has trained 13 clubs in refugee settlements located in India.

A few days after the end of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, 5 July, a team of seven Tibetan players met a Chinese team during the Discover Football Festival in Berlin. Phuntsok Dolma, Sherab Dolma, Yandan Lhamo, Tenzin Norzom, Dasel Tenzin Sonam Tenzin Yangzom Palyang and then became the first Tibetan players to play a historic meeting in a foreign country. The players were selected in a refugee camp in India by their coaches, Gompo Dorjee and Cassie Childers, for the simple reason that in China, they would never have had the right to set foot on a ball. They confronted the players of the Shanghai University of Sport. Some months before, Cassie Childers, the program manager and founder of the Football Association Women's Tibet, had decided with the team of a collaboration with the national Association of Tibetan sports.

The team of Tibetan women's football, created in 2011 in Dharamsala, India, was released thanks to international donations. The first Tibetan Women's National Team is created, composed of 21 members. The first captain Ngawang Tsering Lhamo and Lhadon is the vice captain of the team. The selection of the team of girls of the Tibetan football is chosen each winter in a training camp.

In 2012 May 26, Tibet faces Himachal Pradesh team before formatnum 8000 spectators, the match will end with a victory of two goals to nil, the first goal in the history of the women's team is Lhamo Kyi registered. On September 9, the team played a second match which will result in a loss to Haryana.

In 2013 the team wins a match, the second ended in defeat, the latest in a draw.

In 2014 the team participates in Manipur Spring Football Festival first ladies Imphal. The first match starts on February 14 is finally defeated, the day the game is winning 4–2, is allowing Tibet to play the final against Manipur who finished in a draw, the two teams are named co-winner the tournament.

For the training session at Winter Camp 2014, a professional team is in place to form the best women's team Tibet. Cassie Childers, General Manager & Responsible (communication, teamwork, leadership, self-esteem). Shane Kidby of New Zealand served as head coach. Johanna Kidby, New Zealand also joined as a fitness coach (yoga, circuit training, meditation, nutrition). James Ryle of Ireland has used his training in hypnotherapy and other therapeutic models for group sessions and individual sports therapy. Ngawang Namdol Coordinator with the TNSA.

In 2015, they participate in three friendly matches that end in four wins, a draw is a defeat. Summer Camp 2015 begins with a new coach of the female Tibetan football team Gompo Dorjee, and the creation of a new headquarters in Clement Town India.

In 2016, the 28 and 30 April, two preparation matches are played, overwhelming victory against K.V School eight goals to nil and Woodstock School six goal to zero.

Goa Football Association (GFA) has introduced the female Goa Football Festival, the tournament starts on 4 for Tibet May 5 at Duler Stadium Mapusa. Participating teams are the Tibet team Football Academy Spectrum Viva Goa and North Goa XI. The Tibetan team players compose the Tibetan refugee community in India and Nepal.

Jamyang Choetso (Wangla), the tournament is designated team captain, Tenzin Dekyong is chosen as goalkeeper of the Tibet team. For the first time, the team selected a contingent of six players from the Nepal. The team is coached by Gompo Dorjee, a former member of the National Men's Team Tibet, and managed by Cassie Childers.

In his first match Tibet's team wins against North Viva Goa 4–0 football stadium Duler. Goals are marked by Jamyang Choetso the 6th and 33rd minutes, Ngawang Lhamo Dhondup Otsoe 11th and 40th.

The women's Tibetan team plays against Goa XI in the final on May 7 Goa dominates Tibet. The finale ends with 6–0, Goa Goa XI won the football feminine Festival 2016, Tibet finished in second place.

On June 18, for the first time in the history of Tibetan women's football, Lhamo Kyi first scorer of the team and the women's Tibet Jamyang Choetso (Wangla) Football captain female Tibet Tibetan became the first women to obtain a license AIFF D coach in Goa, India.


Individual distinctions

Squad by year

Squad 2012

Squad 2013

Squad 2014



Milieu terrain défensif:

Milieu de terrain:


Squad 2015 [1]

Squad 2016

Selected international matches






Top goalscorers

1 Jaymang Choetso 2012–1816
2 Ngawang Oetso 2012–616
3 Phuntsok Dolma 2012–512
4 Ngawang-Michael 2012–212
5 Lhamo Kyi 2012–213
6 Sonam Sangmo 2012–213
7 Rinzin Dolma 2012–113
8 Thinley Dolma 2012–113
9 Tsewang Dolma 2012–113
10 Lhakpa Bhuti 2014–110
11 Tenzin Chozom 2012–110
12 Dhondup Lhamo 2012–110
13 Tenzin Tsomo 2012–110
14 Ngawang Lhadon 2012–110


Statistics correct as of 30 March 2016
ManagerDatesPWDLWin %
Flag of the United States.svg Cassie Childers 2011–201511533045.5
Flag of Tibet.svg Gompo Dorjee 2015–7502071.4


  1. players of tibet womens soccer, Tibetan feminist collective, 14 June 2015

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