Promoting girls football
By prioritizing female participation in our activities, we provide girls and women with access to a domain that is still, by many, seen as a man domain. When we make girls and boys play football together, establish girls football teams and recruit and train female coaches and volunteers in local communities, we do not only enhance the well-being and active community engagement of the participants, but also provide girls and women (as well as boys and men) with alternative role models and opportunities.
In this way, girls and women's participation in football becomes a valuable tool in combating gender-based stereotypes while at the same time stimulating women's well-being and civic participation.
IN OPEN FUN FOOTBALL SCHOOLS MINIMUM 40% OF ALL PARTICIPANTS IN OUR PROGRAMMES - PLAYERS, VOLUNTEERS, COACHES, LEADERS, INTRUCTORS AND STAFF ALIKE - MUST BE GIRLS/FEMALES.
WE ALSO STRENGTHEN GIRLS' FOOTBALL BY ORGANISING TAILOR MADE REGIONAL AND NATIONAL NETWORK SEMINARS FOR RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS.
Girls can play too
In October 2016 Daniel Cade from Responsiball went to Bosnia to study Open Fun Football Schools and our contribution to the development of girls football in the Balkans
Read the positive outcome of his findings in the article:
CCPA and the Popularisation of Woman's Football in the Balkans.
To read the article click on the image