How to enter your GGWCup team?
In this tournament where sports meets activism you, as a player, and all our participants need to be more than just athletes and sports fans. Because if we are going to reach the Global Goals by 2030, we need to release all of our creative and innovative energy. This is why, after each game, we give out four points:
1 for most goals scored - 1 for most supporting crowd - 1 for most original team style - 1 for best action for the Goals.
Therefore, when you sign up your team, we will ask you to pick your team’s Global Goal and how you plan to take action for your goal.
We recommend you read this page with tips and information to help with your registration.
And remember; football skills are optional - action is mandatory!
In order to change the world we changed the rules
A panel of capable judges will give out four distinct points after each game:
For most original team style
We truly believe in the power of expression. We reward all the creative power you have and bring to the field: uniforms, songs, dances, chants, banners - however way you want to express your Goal and share the message: bring it on. Think beyond. Bring out your Global Goal collection.
For most goals scored
After each game 1 point is awarded for the team that scores the most goals. In the case of a draw, each team gets a ½ point each.
For most supporting crowd
The Global Goals are for everyone and deserve the world’s biggest fan club. None of us can reach them on our own, but together we can make a real difference. Engage the crowd and have them assist you in raising your unique voice for the Goal you’re playing for. We can accelerate the change we want to see when "We The People" take massive and collective action.
For best action for the Global Goals
Look at the 17 Global Goals - which one spark the activist in you? Life below water - affordable energy - gender equality - peace and justice? These are all equally important, and we reward actions for all 17 Global Goals. In order to score this point - make sure to speak up about what you do and let us know by using the #GGWCup what you are doing. This way we will know to reward your actions and you will inspire others too.
Set your team
Bring together minimum 5 and maximum 8 of your favorite women; co-workers, sisters, yoga partners, team-mates or friends.
Women who are 18 years and up are invited to play. Every year we also feature some "Next Generation" teams aged 16-17.
You will be asked to send us a team photo.
You will be asked which Global Goal you’re playing for and why.
It is free to apply and play, but the number of team spots are limited.
We will let you know if your team has qualified as soon as the final team selection is made.
Pick the Global Goal that starts a spark
Which Goal appeals most to you? Which one would you be willing to sweat, fight, and win for?
Do you want to make sure all women are financially secure and have access to a personal bank account? Help all women to be registered to get a birth certificate / registered to vote. Or are you more interested in solving problem X in your community?
Tell us your story about why you want to play and take action for this goal. The selection committee will select the most inspiring teams.
Watch this video to get inspired by some of the teams who played in the GGWCup Dubai 2018 tournament. And remember, this tournament is all about being the most sensational human.
Use your spark to take action for your Global Goal
How can you use the team players’ passion and assets as a tool for activism?
Are you a journalist who can write a story? Are you a talented chef who can invite the whole community to a Global Goals dinner? Will you organize a beach clean-up? Will you change your habits? Petition your community leaders?
No matter which action tool you use, share it on social media and tag #ggwcup / @ggwcup.
Nothing is too big or too small. To qualify to play, you must show commitment to your goal. The GGWCUP is won as much off the pitch as it is on the pitch.