CAll For Applications: 



August 14th – 21st, 2023

in Berlin/Germany


We are thrilled to announce our DISCOVER FOOTBALL Festival 2023 from August 14th to 21st in Berlin! 


Application Deadline May 15th, 12 p.m. CET


DISCOVER FOOTBALL Festival 2023 – 14th – 21st August 2023

Call for Applications for teams

Call for Applications for referees 

Are you part of a female football team using sport as a tool to tackle issues around feminism? 

Would your team like to be part of an international feminist event with a friendly football tournament, workshops and huge networking possibilities ?

Do you and your team agree that women’s football needs to become more visible?

Do you want to improve and share your coaching and football skills?

Do you recognize your team in this description? Then apply now to be part of a one-week exchange program in Berlin / Germany with around 100 football practitioners from around the world. The DISCOVER FOOTBALL Festival 2023 will bring together teams, referees and coaches for a series of workshops and a social sporting event, putting the visibility of women’s football , women in football and the development of personal projects at its core. The one-week exchange programme will encompass workshops, training sessions, socializing and cultural events, as well as three days of fun-oriented football games in newly mixed teams. This will enable increased communication on and off the pitch between practitioners who will meet each other for the first time! Leveraging the excitement and momentum for the upcoming 2023 Women’s World Cup, DISCOVER FOOTBALL would like to also raise awareness and attention for women’s football at the grassroot levels and the different needs, challenges and solutions.

You must check these criteria to apply:

  1. Anybody who fits the profile described above and who identifies as female, trans*, non-binary, inter, or agender (FLINTA+). 
  2. Teams of 8-10 players aged 18+, including 1 optional coach, from DAC-countries (you can also only come with players, no coach mandatory) and individual referees from DAC-countries. 
  3. A working internet connection and willingness to correspond to organizational e-mails and pre-event video calls. Please appoint one contact person for your team. 
  4. Note that the festival is NOT a high performance football tournament. Instead it aims to encourage exchange, mutual learning, fun and empowerment. 
  5. Apply only if you are available during the entire period of the event. 

Day of arrival: Monday, 14. August 2023 l  Day of departure: Monday, 21. August 2023

***Please note***

  • Travel and visa costs, accommodation, meals and main transportation during the event in Berlin/Germany will be provided by DISCOVER FOOTBALL. 
  • If invited, the applying teams agree to be divided among several teams during the tournament. This is because players from the different teams will be mixed to form new teams for the festival. This is because players from the different teams will be mixed to form new teams for the festival. 
  • Languages: All languages are accepted. We will try to find interpreters for all languages needed. However, please note that communication prior to the event will only be in English, Spanish, German or French, as these are the working languages of our staff.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email:

Click here: Call for Applications

Call for Applications for referees 

Application Deadline May 15th, 12 p.m. CET

The DISCOVER FOOTBALL Festival 2023 is financed by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community and the DFB Kulturstiftung.