Galz and Goals championship on Saturday

28 Oct 2015 14:40pm


The Galz and Goals development programme of the Namibia Football Association (NFA)'s Women's Desk will host a 10-team competition in Windhoek on Saturday. T

he Galz and Goals National Football and Healthy Lifestyle championship consists of a combination of football and other activities such as life skills and HIV/Aids education; as well as information sessions on healthy eating, exercise, gender-based violence, and alcohol and drug abuse.

A media statement issued on Wednesday said free HIV testing and counselling, as well as presentations on HIV/Aids will be offered by various organisations.

The event will see 10 Under-17 teams compete against each other, and the head coach of the women's national team, Jacqui Shipanga will scout for players for the Under-17 World Cup Qualifiers in 2016.

The teams are from the Khomas, //Karas, Kavango East, Hardap, Omaheke, Erongo, Ohangwena and Otjozondjupa regions. The Mariental Galz and Goals team won the 2013 championship.

The event will take place from 07h30 until 17h00 at the NFA Technical Centre at Football House and entrance is free. The Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, Agnes Tjongarero will be the guest speaker on the day.

Other speakers will include representatives of organisations such as the United Nation Children's Fund (Unicef).

The Galz and Goals programme promotes individual health and social responsibility and is aimed at empowering girls and young women to achieve their goals.

It was launched in 2009 by the NFA with the support of Unicef. (NAMPA) SG/AS/ND