The girls and coaches of Fútbol Sin Fronteras Granada are lacing up their boots for their biggest tournament of the year – the Copa de la Paz (Global Peace Games). The Copa is an annual day-long soccer tournament for girls in Granada, Nicaragua, that promotes peace and female empowerment.
Every year FSF hosts the Copa on the International Day of Peace, a day of worldwide ceasefire established by the United Nations. The tournament will take place this year on Saturday, September 20, at the San Matias Field in Granada. FSF celebrates the Global Peace Games in conjunction with the many other Soccer Without Borders sites, from Uganda to the United States.
The five girls’ teams of Fútbol Sin Fronteras will participate in the tournament as well as many school teams from Granada. FSF will award trophies to the top two finishers of each age bracket as well as “Peace and Fair Play” awards to the teams that display the most sportsmanlike attitudes to emphasize the tournament’s message of peace.
Each year, the Copa grows tremendously in numbers of female participants and in level of play. The tournament is a testament not only to the hard work of the girls of Fútbol Sin Fronteras but also the growth of women’s soccer in Granada.
FSF is looking forward to another successful Copa this Saturday! If in the area, please join us at the Copa at the San Matias Field at 9:00 AM, or check out your local Soccer Without Borders site to join in their celebrations!