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beyond (b)orders: Movie about Discover Football Festival 2015

While preparing for HOME GAME – the DISCOVER FOOTBALL Festival 2016, enjoy the movie about last year´s festival dealing with language barriers, actual borders, living in exile, refugees, obstacles to gender equality and gender stereotypes.




The Tournament

At this year’s festival we want to do more than just broach the issue of overcoming borders tied to social gender, ethnic or religious affiliation or ascription, and physical abilities. Above all we want to overcome concrete language and geographic barriers, and create the basis for an exchange that is physically felt.

Today our women met their new team players and learned about their background.

Tuesday the festival starts officially. The Opening Game Green Grass plays against Red Clay. The game starts June 30, 7:00 pm right after the opening ceremony.

That’s the tournament plan for the preliminary round.


beyond (b)orders – Program and Highlights


Unser ganzes Programm ist kostenlos und erfordert keine Anmeldung. Wir freuen uns dennoch sehr über eine Spende! Das Festivalgelände ist barrierefrei!

The programme is cost-free and open to anyone without registration. We are happy about donations! The venue is barrier-free!


beyond (b)orders – DISCOVER FOOTBALL fourth International Women’s Football and Cultural Festival


Grenzen im und mit Frauen*-Fußball überwinden

Fußball wird auf der ganzen Welt gespielt, er beherrscht die (Sport-)Medien in Deutschland und ist auch international so populär wie kaum eine andere Sportart. Dies trifft jedoch nur auf den Männer*-Fußball zu. Überall auf der Welt sind Fußballerinnen* damit konfrontiert, dass sie nicht selbstverständlich die gleichen Rechte und Möglichkeiten haben wie Männer* und Jungen*. Die gesellschaftlichen Ungleichheiten werden im Fußball sogar besonders deutlich. Junge Fußballerinnen* werden schlechter gefördert und müssen ihren Wunsch, Fußball zu spielen, oft gegen starke Diskriminierungen und Stereotype durchsetzen. Continue reading

DISCOVER FOOTBALL Internationales Frauen-Fußball Kulturfestival

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Arab Female Football Festival in Lebanon July/August 2015: Apply now!

Female football teams from MENA region are invited to apply for the Arab Female Football Festival 2015 in Lebanon. We welcome all teams that play against the odds, in spite of the difficulties they face as female football players in their country.

Prior to the FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Jordan in 2016, the Lebanese Girls Football Academy (GFA) and the German NGO DISCOVER FOOTBALL will host the first international female football festival in Lebanon in July/August 2015. The goals of the tournament are to raise awareness about women’s football in the Middle East and to increase media exposure of women’s football in Lebanon and the neighboring countries.

In order to celebrate the power of female football there will be an international football tournament in Beirut combined with four days of football practice and a workshop program for young girls (ages 11-18) from different rural areas of Lebanon.

For four days, all the tournament participants will go on tour and travel from Beirut to different rural areas in Lebanon (North-Zgharta, South-Sour, Central North-Jounieh and Central South- Beirut). In each region, fun football games and educational courses related to football, gender equality and social development will be conducted for girls and women from the respective community.

For the implementation of the project GFA and DISCOVER FOOTBALL will cooperate with AFDP, Right to Play and One Goal, NGOs active in the field of sport for social development.

Find the application forms here.