The NFA Galz & Goals League for girls between 10 and 15 which started in Windhoek four years ago, will be played in ten communities across the country, with around 2 000 girls competing in league games and healthy lifestyle activities.
The Windhoek Galz & Goals League starts on Friday for the under 13 girls and Saturday for the under 15 teams.
The U/13 games will take place at the NFA Soccer House while the U/15 teams will play at Eldorado Secondary School.
“The popularity of the Galz & Goals League is evident as it is expanding to new regions and the number of girls participating in the league is increasing every year. The Namibian Football Association and UNICEF are very proud of the programme that integrates life skills and HIV education, and are grateful for the support received from SPAR as the official sponsor of the Galz & Goals League,” said Jackey Gertze, the National Galz & Goals Coordinator.
The Windhoek Galz & Goals League is currently the biggest with 35 teams registered in the U/13 and U/15 leagues.
The programme aims to empower Namibian girls to live a healthy lifestyle through participation in football leagues and festivals that integrates life skills, HIV/AIDS education.
NFA Galz & Goals works together with SCORE Namibia to deliver Sport 2 Life, a concept that enhances life skills through inside-out coaching.
The coaches are trained in how to identify life skills in sport and linking it to real life through their coaching and connected conversations with the players.
Sport 2 Life will be introduced to all Galz & Goals regions in the coming months and training will be facilitated by SCORE Namibia.