July 28 - August 5, 2019
Berlin, Germany


Dear Futbolistas and Enthusiasts of Women's Football and Women´s Rights,
Dear Teams, Players, Coaches, Referees and Activists,

We are thrilled to announce the 8th International Women's Football and Cultural Festival, taking place from July 28 to August 5, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. It is not just a sports event. Comprising a friendly tournament, workshops and skill-building trainings as well panel discussions, concerts and an open-air cinema.

With this festival we want to overcome national, cultural, religious and political boundaries for women in sport and society with a passion for football. We use football as a tool to confront gender inequality and to call for a “fair play” among diverse genders. Therefore, we invite women active in female football and/or women's rights from especially underprivileged countries.

The main goals of the event are to share our experiences and bring women* together from different backgrounds, to learn from each other, strengthen mutual solidarity and women´s rights and build a strong network. To foster the exchange and experience the idea of overcoming national, cultural, religious and language barriers, we will mix all participants into diverse teams. The spirit of fair play and networking stands above the competition in this event.

DISCOVER FOOTBALL invites football teams (grassroot/amateur teams as well) to apply now. A team should consist of 11 female-identified players and one coach, who is also preferably a woman*.

Main costs for the event during the festival will be covered.**


All female-identified persons are welcome including transgenders and intersexuals.
** Travel and visa costs, accommodation, meals and main transportation during the event will be provided by DISCOVER FOOTBALL. Travel costs for visa application and all other costs can only be covered in exceptional cases and must be agreed upon beforehand.


Preliminary Festival Schedule

28 July


Day of arrival

29 July


Workshops and practice in  the newly mixed teams

30 July


Workshops and practice in  the newly mixed teams

31 July


Tournament and cultural program

1 August


Tournament and cultural program

2 August


Tournament and cultural program

3 August


Tournament and cultural program

4 August


Tournament and cultural program

5 August


Day of departure




Apply by 22 April 2019, 12:00 (MESZ: UTC+2)
Let’s claim the pitch together!


About Us


DISCOVER FOOTBALL was started by committed football enthusiasts who use sport as a tool to empower women and promote intercultural understanding. We are mostly women who organize international conferences, tournaments and exhibitions where women and girls develop skills and share knowledge that will help them enhance their autonomy, mobility and power. We also collect and share information on women’s football and rights and are building a global network of football activists. This non-profit organization relies largely on the work of volunteers, which makes it unique in the world of football. DISCOVER FOOTBALL has received strong encouragement from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the UN special advisor on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Willi Lemke.

In the project DISCOVER FOOTBALL, we are committed to promoting gender equality, emancipation and women’s rights and fighting discrimination. Football is our shared passion that enables women from different backgrounds with diverse life experiences to meet on a level playing field.


About You, the Applicants


You can apply for participation with your team. Your team should consist of 11* players including substitutes and only one coach per team. Female coaches will be given preference.

*The tournament is 7-a-side game base

In addition, you must be:


·       18 years or older;

·       from the country that appears on the c DAC List of the OECD;

·       a football player, who is committed in the field of women’s football, women’s rights and empowerment;

·       interested in getting to know other people and seeing football within a broader setting of women’s rights and culture;


·       above all, interested in dialogue with other people, learning and experiencing new workshop and training methods beyond the pitch. In addition, you should be eager to contribute with your own ideas and experiences and be able to communicate with us via the internet and provide all required information for logistics. Your social commitment and experience in the field of football as well as an interest to think beyond the line is more important to us than your actual football skills.


Organizational Details


·       The event will take place from July 28 to August 5, 2019. Day of arrival is Sunday, July 28, and day of departure is Monday, August 5.

·       If invited, applying teams agree to e divided among several teams during the tournament and to be photographed and filmed over the course of the event.

·       Travel costs, accommodation, meals and main transportation during the event will be provided.

·       Language: All languages are respected and will try to find interpreters if needed. However, please note that communication prior to the event will be in English and German.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email.
Your contact person is Ms. Eunsun Lim (
For updated information, please check our website (

Application Process


Please fill out the online form you find below and click the "submit" button.

Deadline is 22 April 2019, 12:00 (MESZ: UTC+2)


Application does not guarantee participation. All decisions are final and not open to legal recourse.