The festival is organised by DISCOVER FOOTBALL and
Foot and Ball
Since 2014 Foot and Ball strives tirelessly to provide International Standards, Age-Appropriate Football coaching to the otherwise talented youth in India. Aiming towards producing stellar quality players and coaches, they also encourage football as means to recreation, fitness (physical and psycho-social) and women empowerment. Comprising over 500 women across Delhi, they introduced the Women Football Community to actively engage and emancipate the female football fanatics around the National Capital. The FAB Women Football Tournament saw over 150 women spread across 13 different teams as ISL Stars from Delhi Dynamos (Gustav Santos, Bruno Arias et al) graced the occasion with their presence. By conducting matches between the Tibetan Women Football team and Delhi Women Football Teams, Foot and Ball convened women from diverse backgrounds. Foot and Ball currently toil across three centers (Sonipat, Gurgaon and Vasant Kunj) and aspire to impart moral values, vital life-lessons and increased self-esteem alongside enhancing the quality of football coaching to help produce excellent players and formidable coaches from within this nation.
Tibet Women's Football
Since 2011 Tibet Women’s Football, a registered NGO in India, has been bringing football to the women of the Tibetan refugee community. TWF bases its programs on the winning combination of fitness-empowerment-football, using physical exercise and friendly competition as a tool for the integration of leadership, communication, and teambuilding skills. TWF supports grassroots women’s clubs in refugee settlements, and invites promising players to participate in month-long camps that have resulted in competitions with India’s elite teams. In 2016, five of their first batch of players will engage in professional coaches training, making football the focus of their careers and ensuring a long tradition of women’s sports within the Tibetan community.
Goa Football Association
The Goa Football Association (Portuguese: Associação de Futebol de Goa) was founded in 1959. This year they organised three competitions for women – The Youth Women’s League for college and school girls, the GFA U18 Knockout Tournament and the Women’s Soccer Festival which saw participations from teams from Tibet and Kutch. Women’s Football remains high priority as a key focus area in the forthcoming season. Goa FA shall be reviving their third major tournament after the Bandodkar Trophy and the Goa Police Cup – the Goa Senior Women’s League this year.
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Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT)
FAT is a not‐for‐profit organization that believes in empowering women by enabling them to access, use and create technology through a feminist rights‐based framework. We believe and promote an outlook that questions and critiques the existing structures of technology and seeks to incorporate women as equal partners within it. FAT was established in 2008 and primarily operates in Delhi. We are now expanding in the states of Gujrat, Jharkhand and Bihar.
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster. Peter Limbourg has been Director General since 2013. Around 1,500 employees and nearly as many freelancers from 60 countries work in DW’s headquarters in Bonn and main studio in Berlin. DW conveys Germany as a nation rooted in European culture and as a liberal, democratic state based on the rule of law. DW is known for its in-depth, reliable news and information and promotes exchange and understanding between the world’s cultures and people. Deutsche Welle also provides access to the German language. DW has developed regional television lineups in English, German, Spanish and Arabic, with radio and online content available in 30 different languages. DW’s television lineup offers news, features and documentaries covering everything from business, science and politics to arts, culture and sports.