Sermanni makes a difference in India

Wanderers Head of Women’s Football Tom Sermanni and a group of elite football coaches headed to India at the start of June for a special camp.

The six-day camp gave the opportunity for young talent in the Indian Women’s National Team and the Indian Women’s League to show off their skills in front of Sermanni, alongside coaches from Scotland’s Rangers Women’s, Spain’s Marbella FC, Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb and Australia’s Melbourne City coaches.

Looking back on the trip to India, Sermanni said he was impressed by the talent pool in India.

“I think the skill level and talent of the players were much higher than I had anticipated. And if this is just a small part of that talent pool, then there’s an enormous amount of talent that needs to be harnessed properly to extract the full potential,” said Sermanni to Indian Sports Publication SportsKeeda.

“I would put India currently at the Tier 2 level in Asia. The first tier would include Australia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and China. In the second tier, we have the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and maybe some other teams.

“This is India’s competitive level at the moment and this is where they have to dominate.”