Oct 26, 2012

D.C. United Women player Joanna Lohman running training center for young women in India

Former Washington Freedom player and current member of  D.C. United Women of WPSL, Joanna Lohman is part of a duo that founded the JoLi Academy, a training centre for young female footballers in India.

According to the official Joli Academy website, the founders vision is:

Founded by footballer businesswomen with World Cup and Olympic playing experience, JoLi Academy has the resources to bridge the gap between the harsh realities facing millions of young girls around the world and the dreams they aspire to. JoLi Academy brings mentorship, education, and accessibility to young athletes the world over, from the deserts of Middle East to the forests of South America. Raising women around the world using soccer as our vehicle, JoLi Academy levels the playing field by placing passionate hopefuls face to face with the people and tools to help them grow into world-class leaders and athletes.

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