The all-female team will join competitors from around the world at the GGWCUP finale which bridges sport and social impact to raise awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals
Saudi Arabia’s Team Kafo will join other all-female teams from around the world in Iceland this November for the finals of the Global Goals World Cup
Launched in 2015, GGWCUP brings together sport and social impact by inviting women around the world to make a positive impact in their communities by advocating for their chosen United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs), and taking part in five-a-side football matches to help raise awareness of sustainability issues.
This year’s final tournament takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland, between November 8 – 10, coinciding with the Reykjavik Global Forum. Teams that won regional or country heats will take part, with Kafo joining teams from Uganda, Jordan, Iceland, and elsewhere.
Team Kafo beat 25 competitors at the inaugural GGWCUP Saudi Arabia to go on to participate in the grand finale. The competition, hosted by the Saudi Sports for All Federation, saw teams campaign for their chosen SDG over nine months before taking part in a final 5-a-side football tournament in Riyadh in September.
In support of SDG #3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, Team Kafo organized a friendly football match to raise awareness of breast cancer, donated blood, produced a video that they shared on social media about the importance of blood donation, participated in a sprint for GGWCUP for UN Day, and held a session with a doctor on first aid and breast cancer awareness.
Team members Maram Saleh Ali Altowairqi, Wojoud Hassan Abed Alharthi, Sawaher Ayel Ahmed Asiri, Bahiya Talat Abdulwahab Eid, Rema Rizqullah Ali Althakafi, Tagih Ghazi Rashwan, Shahad Ahmed Abdalgali Saif Ahmed, Nouf Mohammed Yahya Alyamani, along with their coach Zahid Makki Zahid Alsawaf will fly out of Riyadh this weekend, ready for the tournament to start two days later.