About Discover Football
With Discover Football, we advocate for women in football. In football, as in many other areas of society, women are discriminated against in many ways. With our projects, we make the discriminatory structures in
football and in society visible, give women worldwide a space to exchange ideas and encourage them to continue to be active and a role model in women’s football context!
In 2006 we organized a friendly match against the Iranian women’s national team. It was the first public women’s football match played in an Iranian stadium since the 1979 revolution. The enthusiasm of the players and spectators alike, as well as the intensity of the event, left a lasting impression on us. It was documented in the award-winning film Football Under Cover made by players from our team.
Having experienced at first hand the power of football to bring people together, we decided to become involved in further events that transcend national, political and cultural borders. In 2009 the Berlin Football Association awarded us the Integration Prize for our commitment.