Sustainable Dana Cup scoring
The initiative of the UN's ”Global Goals” project gives Indian spice in Dubai
Dana Cup is making a strong effort in the fight for gender equality. Prior to the Dana Cup 2017 we annonced that our International Youth Soccer Tournament would participate as a partner in a huge project that is aimed towards lifting and promoting the UN Global Goals. Dana Cup decided to set focus through football for Goal 5: GENDER EQUALITY – achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
- One of our participating clubs in 2017, the Indian team Amma FC and team leader Thocks Bikram were truly inspired after their experiences at the Dana Cup. They decided to organize a huge football tournament for school students in Dubai, UAE - says Alison Leigh Forman from Dana Cup.
- The tournament - Ambassadors Cup – was organized by the Indian Ambassador and the Indian Mission in Dubai and Bikrams Soccer Foundation.
320 girls between 14 and 17 years of age participated in the tournament, 32 school teams in total. They played life changing football while promoting gender equality.
The winner of the tournament in Dubai will take part in the Dana Cup 2018 this summer.
We are proud that the Dana Cup has assisted in kick-starting this project, which means so much for football and gender equality and now we look forward to seeing the Indian girls teams when they come to the Dana Cup, says Alison Leigh Forman.
The committed organizations demonstrate the great potential of football and sports organizations as a driving force for development, and to inspire others to participate and assume a responsibility to move towards sustainable development.
Throughout the project, thousands of young players, their parents and their communities will be introduced to the World Goals and underlying values of the UN Agenda 2030.