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Sports News of Sunday, 20 September 2015


GFA partners FIFA to organize event for U15 girls


The Ghana Football Association (GFA) in partnership with FIFA is organizing a football clinic for girls under the age of 15 September 19 at the Nicholson Stadium in Burma Camp, Accra.

The clinic dubbed the , “Live Your Goals Campaign”, is meant to instill football interest into young girls under the age of 15 as well as creating a platform for them to have time with some experienced national footballers and coaches.

Technical Directorate of the GFA has assembled some of the best of national coaches, former national football stars, to help the girls through the program and all the activities planned for them.

The Live Your Goals (LYG) concept was initiated by football’s world governing body, FIFA, in 2011 during the Women’s World Cup in Germany.

The program aims at encouraging more females in general, and young girls in particular, to participate, and stay involved in football.

Since the Black Queens qualified for the first ever female football world cup in 1999, the interest in female football has grown tremendously and the GFA hopes to strengthen the desire in young girls with the project.

Based on the opportunities that football brings to female footballers, the Ghana Football Association has expressed its enthusiasm at holding its first LYG campaign program.

Selected educational institutions within the Accra metropolis have paraded girls between the ages of 10-14 years at the clinic.

Below are the institutions that have made themselves available for the clinic:

1. Osu Manhean Primary School

2. Presby Girls Primary And Junior High School (Osu)

3. Ringway Estates Primary And JHS

4. Flag Staff House Basic School

5. Yaweh International Preparatory School-Ofankor

6. Mary Mother Of Good Counsel-Airport

7. St Theresa ‘s School-Kaneshie

8. North Ridge Lyceum

9. Morning Star school

10. St Pauls Lutheran School

11. Christ The King School

12. Ringway Estate Primary and JHS

13. Ridge Church School

14. SOS Children Village

15. Living Star School, Frafraha