GGWCup was first launched at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen May 2016. Since then 4,000+ women have played in one of our GGWCup tournaments, and in 2019 we have GGWCups planned on 4 continents. The images are © Eir Soccer, and not to be sold, shared for the purpose of selling or used commercially without the explicit consent of Eir Soccer. Please tag pictures with @GGWCup, #GGWCup and #TakeTheBall.
GGWCup New York City Finals 2019
For the 4th time we played in New York City during the UN General Assembly Week. And this year we are thrilled to present a legendary lineup from artists, royals, disruptors, change makers and innovators including Saudi Arabia Ambassador to USA, Reema, with referees, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and Game of Thrones Emmy-nominated actor.
The GGWCUp held 48 storeys up into the New York skyline at the SAP building Hudson Yards. And running alongside the tournament was a spectacular line-up of high-level speakers including CEO of Women Deliver, Katja Iversen, CEO of Burning Man, Marian Goodell, founder of Female Quotient, Shelley Zalis, and many others.
Competing teams came from New York, Greece, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, India and Morocco will play to be the best team for the world and lift the one-of-a-kind trophy designed by artist Olafur Eliasson.
Huge congrats to all participating teams. You all showed us an optimistic future and all teams gave themself permission to be the best they could possible be.
Overall Champion: Yellow Ladies from the Czech Post playing for Good Health & Well-being, Global Goal 3
Action Champion: Forca Goa from India. Playing for Good Health & Well-being, Gender Equality, Responsible Production & Consumption, Global Goals 3 + 5 + 12
Style Champions: Goleadoras from NYC playing for Gender Equality, Global Goal 5
Runner up: Greens from Saudi Arabia playing for Life On Land, Global Goal 15
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GGWCup Prague May 29th 2019
On May 29th 2019 in Prague the world got new Global Goals Champions. 18 teams participated and the winners was: GGWCup Champion Yellow Ladies from Ceska Posta – Team Kopacky from Plzensky Prazdroj won Best Advocacy. Team PoweRED from Vodafone won Best Style. Team Better World Starts at Home from IKEA won for Best Engagement. Team The Same won for Most Sustainable Outfit.
Semifinal 1: SMART Women from The Ministry of Trade vs Yellow Ladies. Semifinals 2: FK Lvice Černín from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs vs Self-esTým from Unilever.
Final: FK Lvice Černín The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (@mzvcr) vs Yellow Ladies from Česká Pošta (@ceska_posta).
A huge thank you to the Association of Social Responsibility for bringing Global Goals World Cup to Prague. And thank you to al our partners for supporting and helping build a new tube of world cup and using the power of sports for change. We like to thank you: The City of Prague, UNDP, Global Goals Advocates, Skaut, SAP Next-Gen, Project Everyone, the Danish Embassy in Czech Republic, Little Sun, Global Citizen, Plzensky Prazdroj, Forbes, IKEA Czech Republic, Česke Noviny, Unilever, Merch You & The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
GGWCup Europe / Copenhagen May 14th 2019
We transformed the urban arena by the BLOX building into a large football arena - the Herstory Arena - including playful space spaces for audience, music, food and talks. Our host DAC and BLOX has since 2008 been supporting the UN network Global Compact and is the meeting place for architecture, design and urban culture in Denmark.
After a head to head final game between Team Heart Throbs (Ireland) and team Hestia (Greece), team Hestia liftet the GGWCup Europe Trophy in Copenhagen. Also congratulations to Team Champions Ohne Grenzen (Berlin, Germany) for winning the special #SustainifyMyUniform award and 16 acres of rain forest donated by GANNI. Congratulations to Team Dream Team (Romania), winner Best Crowd and Crowd Engagement. Congratulations to Grundfos (Denmark) for best Style. Congratulations to Team Let Us Bee (Madrid, Spain) for Best Action.
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GGWCup Bangkok 2019
For the second time NIST and Chelsea Foundation hosted a two-day football festival with games, conversation and community action: On Saturday sixteen teams of women participated in the GGWCup Bangkok, and on Sunday boys and girls teams participated in the under-11 #GGWCup Bangkok.
PlayOnside won, followed by Pink Falcons. PlayOnside are from North Thailand, close to Burma, where the team, a group of teachers, promote gender equality to the Burmese community. Most of the players had never been to Bangkok- so we weren’t the only tourists in town. Pink Falcons, a group of mothers of students from NIST International School, have been speaking up about air pollution with their #bringbackbluesky campaign - for a cleaner future - and we promise to keep bringing up clean air in our conversations when we play around the world. As for the first ever Youths Global Goals World Cup 2019 in Bangkok, Congratulations to newly minted champions NIST Falcons (Girls) and Pattaya Academy FC (Boys).
We would like to thank you: NIST International School, Chelsea Foundation, UNDP, Global Goals Advocates, SAP Next-Gen, Project Everyone, the Danish Embassy in Thailand, Little Sun, Global Citizen.
GGWCup Mumbai 2019
Twenty Four all-women teams competed in the event which took place for the first time in India. The champions, Forca Goa, will represent India at the GGWCup Finals in New York during the UNGA week September 2019. Before the action began on the pitch, each team presented their contribution towards attaining specific sustainable goals. OSCAR Foundation from Mumbai and Forca Goa from Goa were the two finalists and played a brilliant match, but ultimately Foca Goa took the trophy home.
Congratulations Team Forca Goa, winner of GGWCup Mumbai. Congratulations 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 would like to thank you: UNDP, Global Goals Advocates, SAP Next-Gen, Choithrams, Rouble Nagi, Anjali Shah (PIFA), Saleha Khan, Save The Children India, Project Everyone, the Danish Embassy in India, Happiness At Work Award, Mumbai Girls Football, Little Sun, Global Citizen, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, and Ideosphere. A special thank you is going out to our strategic partner Sustainable Mindz, for their generosity, advice and once again co-creating an event filled with the spirit of belonging. And a big thank you to Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School and Jr College for hosting the Global Goals World Cup, and inviting the whole GGWCup team to joining the morning classes and teaching the students about the Global Goals while dancing and singing.
Learn more about GGWCup Mumbai 2019 here. Click here for photo request and download high-res images from the event. For public sharing please credit #GGWCup.
GGWCup Dominica 2018
It was a close match but Hurricane Fighters playing for Goal 13: Climate Action won the final against the Sun Beams playing for Goal 4 Quality Education after a nerve-racking penalty shoot-out. Thank you to all the teams, players, volunteers, sponsors, partners and all you who game out and cheered! Truly a memorable day in the Botanical Garden.
Photo: Jaleel Grove.
GGWCup Johannesburg 2018
WE HAVE FOUR NEW GLOBAL GOALS CHAMPION TEAMS! We made it through to the semifinals playing outside. Then we got hit by massive thunderstorms. We could not continue, so we jumped into safety in the big tents set up for shade and decided the last 4 teams would be combined winners because that was the best symbol of the day, a beautiful #togetherness day. This means Global Goals World Cup Johannesburg has 4 winners that will all be going to the Global Citizen Festival December 2nd. Congratulations to Madiba Youth org., Kromdraai Girls, Team Dedela and The Soccer Divas Club, Mombasa. You are amazing superstars.
We also honored 2 other teams for their endless support and love for the game. Look out for these young women: Skateistan SA and Nirvana - amazing rolemodels and new leaders. #BeTheGeneration Massive thank you to all partners, volunteers and players.
GGWCup New York Finals 2018
We are still smiling from the amazing day on the 48th floor, playing football for the world we want.
The two finalist teams - @goleadoras & @sandiegosoccerwomen - were both truly deserving, but Goleadoras took the trophy. They entered the tournament ranked number one on engaging the crowd, top five on action and on the day, their creative style and football skills took them all the way. They even brought their own backup dancers!!
We wish these inspiring young women all the best in their future endeavours to realise their full potential as community leaders, and gender equality advocates.
Congratulations to all the fantastic teams. And a huge thank you to all our beautiful partners and volunteers who made this day spectacular.
Dani, Khady and Leah from Global Citizen joined us and talked to players and guests about earning tickets for the Global Citizen Festival. Read the piece Leah Rodriguez from the sky high soccer Finals.
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GGWCup Dubai 2018
The Sustainable City (TSC) – Is the first Net Zero Energy city in Dubai and the Middle East’s first operational sustainable community. It is an incredible preview of how we hopefully all will live eventually. With everything running on solar and wind energy, vegetables grown in local greenhouses, and electrical cars. Click and see for yourself. What better place to play the Global Goals World Cup UAE?
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GGWCup Bangkok 2017
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GGWCup New York 2017
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