Veliko Tarnovo is one of eight towns in Bulgaria chosen to become female football development centres. The Bulgaria Football Union won the approval of UEFA for its scheme for encouraging young girls and women to play soccer. The project is part of UEFA project for ‘supporting and funding each of the 54 UEFA member associations in their quest to nurture and promote the women’s game in their communities, schools, parks and playgrounds’. There will be also football coaching courses for women.
Female FC Bolyarki was founded 10 year ago so the town has some traditions in this sphere. Veliko Tarnovo’s FC Etar has already announced its intention to start working with girls. Their coach will be the legendary football player of the recent past Ilyan Kiryakov. The female players will be equipped with kits and will take part in various tournaments.