Drawing for DISCOVER FOOTBALL 2015

At this year's festival we want to do more than just broach the issue of overcoming borders tied to social gender, ethnic or religious affiliation or ascription, and physical abilities. Above all we want to overcome concrete language and geographic barriers, and create the basis for an exchange that is physically felt.

For this purpose, the teams, coaches, and individual activists band together to form new mixed teams. Thereby, players from China and Tibet, Brazil and Argentina, South Africa and Serbia, Cambodia and Kenya will team up and join forces. With names taken from different football playing surfaces, the teams will be coached by a mixed coach duo that will also attend a Coach-the-Coaches-Workshop all week. In all this, DISCOVER FOOTBALL takes the role of moderator in a process of overcoming barriers that is essentially shaped by the participants themselves.

The Opening Game Green Grass plays against Red Clay. The game starts June 30, 7:00 pm right after the opening ceremony.