DISCOVER FOOTBALL: Mentoring Programme 2022

What's needed to start a womxn's or girls soccer team in Europe?

January - July 2022

The Covid 19 pandemic has brought many things to a stagnancy worldwide. This has also hit club sport hard. After 1.5 years of stagnancy, some structures have to be rebuilt, especially in womxn's and youth teams. Even before the pandemic, the numbers in womxn's football (especially in the youth sector) were declining, also in Germany. This ends the trend of a few years in which football has grown through the girls sector. With our project we want to actively increase the number of womxn and girls in football clubs across Europe.
With the help of a mentoring programme and an accompanying programme with experts, 10 womxn from Europe will be supported to set up a new team, initiative, section or club for women or girls.

The participants of the project are on the one hand 10 mentees, who have applied for the project with a project idea to found a team and would like to realize their dream of their own womxn's or girls' soccer team by means of the project. They are supported by 10 mentors who have applied for the project based on their experience in the field of team foundation, NGO and association work.

Since January, regular online sessions with the participants have been taking place. From May 4 to 9, 2022, the participants came together in Berlin for a conference.
Thank you to all our guests for the great sessions and moments together!


This project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community.