Through in-school, after-school, weekend, and summer programs, Soccer Without Borders Nicaragua is a crucial resource to girls in the city of Granada and across Nicaragua.
By The Numbers - Most Recent Year
Youth served through all programs
youth to trained coach ratio at core programs
Core participant hours
"Every day that I spent time with the girls and coaches of this community, I felt that in reality, they were my family. I know that I can count on them."
-Nicole, SWB Nicaragua Participant
After 8 years as a Head Coach and Program Coordinator, Veronica was named Co-Director in 2016. Under her leadership, SWB has deepened our impact in Granada, expanded to new communities, and reached more girls across Nicaragua. In 2019, Veronica shared her expertise in growing girls programs at the Equality Summit in Lyon, France.
Seeded by the Tom Pope Memorial Fund, the Fútbol Sin Fronteras Granada Programa Educativo (Soccer Without Borders Granada Education Program) provides academic and financial support, including school scholarships, for girls in FSF who have dedicated themselves to their education, team, and community. 93 scholarships were awarded in 2021 to young women including María José Canales Pérez, pictured at right.
Building a more inclusive world requires a shared purpose and a collaborative approach. Our partners and supporters enable us to provide programming to youth free-of-cost, while also providing complementary services to youth and families when their needs fall outside of our scope.
Academia de Talentos
All People Be Happy Foundation
Amherst Women’s Soccer
Bristol Link UK
Claremont Mudd Scripps Women's Soccer
Colegios en Diriamba
Colegios en Granada
Colegios en Managua
Federación Independiente de Granada
FENIFUT – Fútbol Federation of Nicaragua
Girls' Rights Project
Hotel Con Corazon
Jessica Jennifer Cohen Foundation
MINED- Ministerio de Educación
Penn State Women’s Soccer
Pomona-Pitzer Women's Soccer
Simply Sharing our Shirts
Thomas H. Pope Scholarship Fund