Girls in the Game

Help Get More Girls in the Game

Investing in girls creates a ripple effect that carries through to her family, community, and her future. Girls who play sports improve academically, increase confidence and make healthier choices. Yet globally, less than 10% of the "world's game" are female.

SWB programs break barriers to get more girls in the game from all cultural backgrounds, supporting them to reach their goals on and off the field. Let's get more girls in the game!

Supports a young woman for an entire year of holistic programming to overcome barriers and develop her mind, body and voice.

Supports an environment of female leadership by recruiting and training a female coach (Over 50% of SWB coaches are female, compared to 27% in youth sports at large).

Supports a young woman to play by eliminating barriers like transportation, equipment, uniforms, and player insurance.

Supports a young woman to participate for a full season by covering league registration fees.

Supports a young woman in one full week of SWB programming.

Meet Natalia

"I don't know what type of person I would be if FSF (SWB) weren't part of my life. I feel that its influence has formed me to be who I am. To be part of the leadership council, to feel the desire to help, to be with the girls in the program, to share with them, and to listen to their desires and dreams. Soccer Without Borders hasn't changed my life, Soccer Without Borders formed my life."

-Natalia M., first joined SWB at age 7 and is now a program graduate, assistant coach, and attends University through our SWB scholarship program.

Our World Cup

From June 29 to July 8, 2019, forty delegations representing the leading football for development organizations from around the world headed to Lyon, France for a festival of football, fair play, and advancing gender equality.

Sponsored by Luna Bar and the Women's Sports Foundation, our all-female delegation included girls from Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Karen State (Burma), Somalia, and Honduras. 

Check out the recap and view the video features from Fox Sports about our delegation.

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