GGWCup Mumbai 2019

GGWCup Mumbai - February 2nd

Congratulations Team Forca Goa, winner of GGWCup Mumbai

GGWCup Mumbai winner Forca Goa.jpg

On February 2, 2019, the Mumbai community turned out to enjoy a much needed beautiful day at India’s first Global Goals World Cup. The goal was to leverage the universal power of soccer and women to excite and unite, and to direct that power towards realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The event was a great success, and we hope all participating enjoyed it as much as we did. None of this would be possible without you all.

Congratulations Team Forca Goa, winner of GGWCup Mumbai
Congratulation Team SanScar, winner Best advocacy and action for the Global Goals
Congratulations Team Myna Bol, winner Most original Style/outfit/attitude/presence
Congratulations Team Fr. Agnel Gymkhana, winner Best Crowd and Crowd Engagement

We have so many beautiful moments we would like to share with you, we will send you the link to download the tournament photos once they are ready. If you have any photos you would like to share, please use the #GGWCup on any social media platform so we could capture and enjoy the moment with you.

Please find all team presentations and special guests below.


Sustainable Mindz strike again. In 2019 they are bringing GGWCup to Mumbai

In 2018 GGWCup was honoured to be invited to part of the commemorative events of The Year of Zayed. In 2019 Sustainable Mindz is bringing the tournament to Mumbai, India - and you are invited to join as a player and partner.

The vision behind Sustainable Mindz is to be a center of excellence to create a unique platform that will allow a better world by helping others to impact theirs. Sustainable Mindz find unusual solutions to unusual challenges.

We are proud to have Sustainable Mindz as our partner in the MENA region. Please contact Dima Maaytah on how you and your organization can be involved and advance the impact of the tournament.

Meet the Mindz (from left): Vineetha Mathew - Dima Maaytah - Noora Moh’d.

Meet the Mindz (from left): Vineetha Mathew - Dima Maaytah - Noora Moh’d.


It’s an honor to introduce …

Artist Rouble Nagi.

She will expand our minds, hearts and ideas about city colors.

What better way to start the tournament countdown than proudly announce the first member of the Mumbai #SDG5 Dream Team: Rouble Nagi.

Rouble is an award winning, internationally acclaimed  Indian artist  with over 800 murals and sculptures to her credit. A social and art activist, she initiated the Rouble Nagi Art Foundation that runs Balwadis with art programs in Mumbai slums to initiate children to come to school.The foundation aims to transform the community through art and education. “Misaal Mumbai” is another initiative by Rouble, The main aim of this program is to give life to the slum while keeping it clean and hygienic. 

Please read more about how Rouble is using her talent to brighten the lives of slum-Dwellers here.

Follow Misaal Mumbai @MisaalMumbai, An initiative by Artist | Social Worker Rouble Nagi.

See more work @GalleryLaMasion.


Saleha Khan

An upcoming leader full of dreams and Goalkeeper.

Saleha started voicing out about her rights at the tender age of 17. Saleha is one of the many youngsters of the community who is determined to act as catalyst of social change, one step at a time. Saleha has strong opinions, and is vocal about the issues in her neighborhood.

As an active member of a Save the Children child’s group in her area, Saleha has been at the forefront of a unique child-led campaign called ‘WASH4LIFE’ advocating water and sanitation issues in her community.

Over the last three years, Saleha has conducted more than 250 sessions on menstrual hygiene and other WASH-related issues, and has been able to influence more than 2,500 adolescent girls who have adopted healthy menstrual hygiene practices. She does it through innovative (and fun) methods such as street plays, photo exhibitions and talk shows – reaching over 10,000 community members.

Saleha was nominated as one of the Goalkeepers by Gates Foundation as a part of Project Everyone. She is Ashoka Youth Venturer and Savitribai Phule Awardee.

Please read more here and on Instagram..


Anjali Shah

The perfect addition to GGWCup Mumbai SDG5 Dream Team. She will get the teams going.

Premier India Football Academy (PIFA) director Anjali Shah was in March 2017 appointed the the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Women’s Committee.

She has been the Maharashtra State women’s team manager on several occasions in the past and is working for the development of women’s football in India. She has been the driving force of the “Girls Get Going” project which is a project that encourages girls to participate in sports and mentors them to stick with the program whereby empowering them mentally, socially and physically.

Anjali Shah believes that the Indian Women’s football team with the right impetus have a very good chance to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in the near future. She would like to see a strong woman’s league at city all the way to the national level.

We are proud to announce Anjali as a member of the GGWCup SDG5 Dream Team. Welcome.

More about PIFA.

More about AIFF.


We are proud to announce the full roster for the 10th GGWCup in Mumbai:


Soccer skills are optional, but passion for sustainable development is mandatory

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.

Crowd engagement, taking action for the SDGs as well as your original team style will all be counted as you score points for change.

Read more about the pont system here.


The GGWCup is the first activist world cup for women

The Global Goals World Cup is not business as usual. In this 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 Mumbai on February 2nd 2019. Unless otherwise indicated by the organizers, teams cover their own travel and accommodation.

Location / Venue: Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.


Sponsor opportunities & press material

The GGWCup events are as much about enjoying sport as they are about bringing spectacular women together to meet-up, play and make some noise for the world we want.

Since 2016 Global Goals World Cup events around the world have connected women with stakeholders from all parts of society to form plans, actions and partnerships to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

For press material, sponsor opportunities and more information please contact Dima Maaytah from Sustainable Mindz.

Strong local partners and impact in Mumbai

The Global Goals World Cup is the initiative of Danish non profit sports organisation Eir Soccer. Eir soccer works locally with strong partners across different sectors to combine global scale with strong local impact.

The tournament is a global women's amateur football championship for the UN SDG's (Global Goals). Sustainable Mindz is the regional partner of Eir Soccer, and is implementing the GGWCup Mumbai.

Please contact Dima Maaytah on how you and your organization can be involved and advance the impact of the tournament.


The GGWCup impact

  • We have played for the world since UNGA 2016.

  • 2,000 women have already joined the action.

  • 20,000 actions have been taken - some even changed laws.

  • 100+ million media impressions per event.

  • Mumbai is the first of so far seven GGWCups planned on four continents in 2019.

Picture of the volunteer crew, GGWCup UEA ambassadors Houriya Taheri and actor & referee John Abraham at the GGWCup January 19, 2018 in the Sustainable City - the first tournament in the MENA region.

Picture of the volunteer crew, GGWCup UEA ambassadors Houriya Taheri and actor & referee John Abraham at the GGWCup January 19, 2018 in the Sustainable City - the first tournament in the MENA region.


We would like to thank our global and local partners