Global Goals looking for female leaders for European Coaches Programme

Are you passionate about inspiring women and girls to participate in sport and become role models for their communities? Do you share the view that football can be the perfect platform for doing this while laying the foundations for sustainable development? Then the European Global Goals World Cup European Coaches Programme could be something for you.

Eir Soccer, founders of the Global Goals World Cup, are looking to recruit 12 female volunteer ambassador coaches who want to become part of a community of volunteer European female coaches working to engage women from vulnerable social backgrounds or lacking experience in sport.

They are looking for coaches who are passionate about encouraging women to own the pitch, coaches prepared to set the agenda for the world they want. If successful, as part of the programme you will join the other 11 coaches in establishing and coaching your own local team. You will also work together to create new knowledge about how to make women own the pitch using the experiences gained from setting up your teams.

What you will be doing

The organisation has received a grant from Erasmus+ to invite the 12 coaches to a coaches clinic taking place prior to the European Global Goals World Cup in Copenhagen in May 2019.

Here you will explore the barriers that keep certain groups of women from doing sport, and ways to overcome these barriers, such as assessing whether it can be achieved by adding elements of social responsibility, creativity and community service to the team purpose. As a coach on the programme you will undergo an Impact Coaches training and create individual action plans to be able to create a Global Goals team in your home country.

The deadline for applications for the Global Goals World Cup European Coaches Program is November 6th, after which the organisation will recruit coaches from 12 EU countries ahead of a tournament in Copenhagen on May 14th 2019.

The program runs from December 2018 to May 2019 starting with an Impact Coach Clinic in Copenhagen from December 7-9th and ending with the the European Global Goals World Cup Tournament in Copenhagen May 14th. The application for deadlines is November 6th. The organisation will cover expenses for the two trips to Copenhagen.

You can read more about the application and apply here.

More about Global Goals World Cup

Eir Soccer are a Danish volunteer-based grassroots association committed to raise awareness of gender equality and access for all to sport. They work to create a safe, inclusive, playful and life-long way for women to engage, connect, and use soccer as a meaningful tool to change the world for the better.

The Global Goals World Cup is a new form of amateur world championship for women, which merges citizen and stakeholder engagement in Agenda 2030 with sport. Each year multiple events lead up to the global final in New York City during the UN General Assembly. 1400 women have played on four continents since 2016, in Copenhagen, Nairobi, New York, Bangkok and Dubai.

Global Goals World Cup was originally established in partnership with UNDP and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is now supported by a range of civil society, corporate and sports partners. To learn more, click to watch their introduction video about the program.

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