GGWCup Bangkok 2019

GGWCup Bangkok - February 9th + 10th

A two-day football festival with games, talk and community action for the Global Goals.

From GGWCup Bangkok 2018. Video © Alanis Braun YouTube.

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. 

Last year, the spectacular team Big Mango FC took the trophy. Who will bring home the trophy in 2019?

Team sign-up is open for both the GGWCup for women age 18+ and boys and girls U11, and to qualify your team must pick one of the 17 Global Goals to advocate for. See more details below.

We are proud to be back at NIST International School in partnership with Chelsea Foundation and UNDP.

There is no limit to the amount of people you can bring to cheer on your team. Please not that all team members and guests will need to 'sign in' at the front of the school by exchanging their ID for a CFC visitor pass as well as signing the official NIST Code of Conduct. You are welcome to print and bring a signed COC.


The GGWCup Bangkok roster is coming together….

You still have time to enter your team. But hurry … see all details and team sig up below.


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

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 and after each game each team will get four points.

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. 

Read more here or reach out to Rikke on how you’d like get involved.

Meet the team: UNDP, Martin Hart-Hansen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, NIST, Chelsea and Boaz Paldi far right.

Meet the team: UNDP, Martin Hart-Hansen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, NIST, Chelsea and Boaz Paldi far right.


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”. 

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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. 

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Prior to serving as the honorary referee at the inaugural Global Goals World Cup Bangkok in 2017, Game of Thrones star and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau spent some time at NIST and participated in a panel with service group representatives.