Equal Playing Field
YES, WE DID !!!!
Two all-female international teams battled it out at the top of Mt Kilimanjaro. They sought more than glory; they sought an “Equal Playing Field”.
End of June 2017 two all-women football teams battled out for 90 minutes just below the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. They succeed, so they broke the Guinness World Record for the highest altitude football game ever played. The players, from more than ten countries, include former Canadian national Sasha Andrews, former German World Cup star Petra Landers, Afghan national Hajar Abufazl, former FIFA World Cup referee Jacqui Hurford and pro players or competitive amateurs from Argentina, France, Egypt, Jordan, Mexico, the UK, US and the United Arab Emirates.
We were very glad to support this event. Dana Rösiger, our fotograph and DF-member participated with other women from our worldwide DISCOVER FOOTBALL-network at this project.
The Equal Playing Field initiative increases opportunity, equality and respect for women seeking to play or work in sport, and raises the profile of inspirational female sporting role models in the media. The week after the world record match, EPF worked with local teams and organisations in ten countries to host football clinics to support and advance women’s football development globally. The whole initiative was covered and widely publicised by a team of award-winning filmmakers.
You can find more information here: http://equalplayingfield.com/#hike!