Forca Goa Foundation is participating in the Global Goals World Cup which will be held in Mumbai, on February 2, 2019 at Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College in Navi Mumbai.
The Global Goals World Cup is a sporting event hosted all over the globe that aims to inspire amateur athletes to become champions of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and drive progress and change in their communities.
The team participating in the event includes players from the FC Goa Women’s team as well as other local talent. Teams will be judged not only on the number of goals they score but on the impact and awareness they manage to generate on the sustainable development goals that they support.
The Forca Goa Foundation, a sister concern of FC Goa uses football as a tool for positive development.
The foundation through its initiatives works towards achieving some of the sustainable development goals and will be the only team from Goa to participate in the event.
Speaking on Forca Goa Foundation’s involvement in the event, Ishita Godinho, who manages the Community and Women’s development initiatives of the organisation stated, “FC Goa and Forca Goa Foundation have always sought to not just grow the game of football but also cultivate the culture around it and use it as a tool to create a positive impact in the community. The ethos of this event goes right in line with what we aim to do. And with us looking at developing women’s football through our grassroots program and women’s team, we feel this provides us with a great platform to showcase our efforts.”
This initiative is hosted in partnership with the UNDP, EIR Soccer and Sustainable Mindz to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. There have been 10 Global Goal World Cups so far across the globe and this is the first year that the event will be held in India.