GGWCup is back in Bangkok
A two-day football festival with games, talk and community action for the Global Goals.
For the second time NIST, Chelsea Foundation, Eir Soccer and UNDP welcome you to a football festival for the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Bangkok.
Team sign-up is open for both the GGWCup for women age 18+ and boys and girls U11. Last year, the spectacular team Big Mango FC took the trophy. Will they bring home the trophy in 2019?
Make sure you enter your team in time. To qualify your team must pick one of the 17 Global Goals to advocate for.
We are proud to be back at NIST International School in partnership with Chelsea Foundation and UNDP.
The GGWCup is the first activist world cup for women
The Global Goals World Cup is not business as usual. In this a 5v5 tournament where sports meet activism you as a player and the participants needs to be more than just athletes and sport fans.
Who can set a team?
Women from 18 years and up are invited to play.
Your team can represent an organization, a company, a country or just yourselves.
A Global Goals World Cup team consists of any 5-8 women.
To qualify your team must pick one of the 17 Global Goals to advocate for.
Free to play. Free to watch
To enter, you must be available to be in Bangkok on February 9/10 from 9AM to 5PM. Unless otherwise indicated by the organizers, teams cover their own travel and accommodation.
Women 18+ will play February 9, 2019 from 9AM to 5PM.
U11 teams will play February 10, 2019 from 9AM to 5PM
Sponsor & partner opportunities
We are always looking for partners and sponsors to help us build a spectacular event and strengthen our connection to the local community.
If your company or organisation would like to be part of the event and join the power-team behind the Bangkok tournament and GGWCup Advisor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
Despite the many advances in combating poverty, conflict and corruption, women and children in many countries still face economic disparity, physical and emotional abuse, violence, discrimination and a lack of opportunities. They are also often the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. By leveraging voices such as GGWCup and UNDP Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s, UNDP aims to rally public support to address these issues. During a press conference last fall following his appointment as their newest Goodwill Ambassador, he affirmed, “My main mission as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador will be to raise awareness and support for the Global Goals for a better future for all, which cannot be achieved without empowering women and protecting our planet”.
Chelsea Fundation & Eir Soccer
Both Chelsea FC Soccer School Bangkok and Eir Soccer share a passion for building communities and sparking change through sport. We believe that sport has a unique power to unite all kinds of people around the common goal of making the world better. This partnership with Chelsea, NIST and the UNDP is a perfect example of the kinds of innovative alliances that are needed in order to accelerate progress towards sustainable development, and we look forward to expanding the Global Goals World Cup series to Asia!
As a not-for-profit school founded on the principles of the UN, NIST shares UNDP's mandate in advocating for the SDGs through the school's mission to inspire growth, empower individual excellence and enrich lives. The most recent graduates included students who founded a non-profit coffee company in partnership with farmers in northern Thailand, built an early childhood centre in Cambodia and funded scholarships for children of the school's support staff. NIST alumni often go on to become advocates in their communities, including the Class of 2007's Praya Lundberg, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.