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DISCOVER FOOTBALL Goes Lebanon

11695020_10153469570568270_5347638941771934246_n We successfully completed the DISCVOER FOOTBALL Festival in Berlin and are now looking forward to our next project. Together with the Lebanese Girls Football Academy (GFA) we will host the first international female football festival in the MENA region,  July 27 till August 2, 2015.

OUR GOAL: Raise awareness about women’s football in the region and to increase media exposure of women’s football in Lebanon and the neighboring countries.

OUR VISION: Greater acceptance of women’s football as a symbol for gender equality and social integration in Lebanon and other Arab countries, opportunities and more rights for girls from rural areas.

In order to celebrate the power of female football we organize an international football tournament in Beirut combined with football practice and a workshop program for young girls from different rural areas of 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 communities.

And in the afternoon teams from several Arab countries and of course DISCOVER FOOTBALL will compete on the pitch in order to share empowerment, solidarity and freedom.

We will simply celebrate Our Game, Our Goals!

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.