FIFA’s Live Your Goals Festivals to inspire female youth players across Canada

FIFA’s Live Your Goals Festivals to inspire female youth players across Canada

The stars of women’s soccer will take to the field at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ in just over one month’s time, but before that the spotlight will be on young Canadian female players who have an opportunity to “live their goals” through a series of FIFA #LiveYourGoals Festivals.

The festivals, which are part of the legacy programme for Canada 2015, will be organised in Ottawa on 3 May, Winnipeg on 18 May and Vancouver on 23 May. They follow the Live Your Goals events in Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal, and Toronto in 2014

“In Canada, we hope that all the excitement generated through the FIFA Women’s World Cup will contribute to grassroots development for the country’s most popular participation sport. FIFA is working closely with the Canadian Soccer Association to ensure the Live Your Goals festivals are a success and that more female players will be able to live their goals.”


“BC Soccer is truly delighted and proud to host the FIFA “Live Your Goals” event,” said Roger Barnes, President of the British Columbia Soccer Association. “A tremendous international initiative, Live Your Goals is taking place across the whole world, from Uganda to Bhutan to Vancouver, supporting women’s soccer and introducing our sport to young women. Having our 200 girls become part of this international community is a great legacy for soccer and a great legacy for British Columbia.”

“The Manitoba Soccer Association is very pleased to partner with FIFA, Canada Soccer, the Winnipeg Venue Team and Manitoba youth clubs to ensure over 200 young females participate in the Live Your Goal Festival,” said Hector Vergara, Executive Director of the Manitoba Soccer Association. “This is a fantastic event that will promote and foster the game in our province and across Canada leading to more players of all ages and gender participating in our game.”

“The FIFA Live your Goals legacy program is an excellent way to introduce 200 young female players to a positive, supportive, exciting environment while playing soccer,” said Bobby Lennox, Player Development Manager of the Ontario Soccer Association. “The smiles on their faces, the joy in their eyes, the excitement in their step as they meet new soccer friends is a wonderful inspiration and motivation for adults looking in. The efficient organizing and delivery of the event from 40 inspirational female volunteer coaches from Ontario sets the scene for an engaging experience and lifelong memories for every child and adult involved.”

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