||The Women Sports Festival was introduced first in 1975. The year was being celebrated as International year for Women, as a part of the celebration the Government of India decided to bringing all the Sports Women of the Country together by organizing a Women Sports Festival. The response was tremendous that the Government of India decided of having it as an annual event and till date it is being held by the Sports Authority of India.
The Women in Goa have an opportunity to show their talent at: .
At the National Level the twelve sports discipline are divided into four groups having three sports discipline in each group. Each group is held at different venues, in different States. The Sports Authority of Goa, deputes the Women teams for the National Level Sports Festival, in all the four groups. All the expenditure to depute the team for the National is borne by the Sports Authority of Goa. This includes coaching camp allowances, the full kit, TA / DA, train fare, refreshment allowances and miscellaneous expenditure.At the State Level 11 Sports discipline are held out of twelve, which the Sports Authority of India has included at the national Level, Women Sports Festival, Women from all eleven talukas come together to take part at the State Level, it is held for two days, the first four winners at the District level in individual events and first two places in team events come for the State Level. .The Sports Authority of Goa conduct the District Level Women Sports Festival. It is conducted in North and South Goa the first six winners at the Taluka Level in the individual and the first two winners in the team events comes for the District Level. .The Sports Authority of Goa, use a grant of Rs. 40,000/- to all the 11 talukas to conduct the Taluka Level Women Sports Festival. There are committees formed in all the 11 Talukas, and the important personalities in the Taluka are involved like the Dy. Collector, Malatdars, S.D.P.O, B.D.O, Police Inspectors, Principals, Headmasters, Govt. Officers, Sarpanches, etc. Every year this committee’s organize the Taluka Level Women Sports Festival, the merit certificates are given by the Sports Authority of Goa.
||There is no age bar. The working, non-working, Govt. and non-Govt. employees, dropouts Women can take part. The Sports disciplines included for Women Sports at the National Women Sports Festival are: – Badminton, Table Tennis, Swimming, Tennis, Athletics, Kho Kho, Handball, Kabaddi, Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball and Gymnastics
||Badminton, Table Tennis, Swimming, Tennis, Athletics, Kho Kho, Handball, Kabaddi, Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball and Gymnastics