Diriyah hosted the first Global Goals World Cup in the Kingdom, with the participation of 26 women’s teams whose primary goal is to support social and environmental sustainability through sport to have a positive impact on society. opportunity to participate in the final of the Global Goals World Cup by the end of quest’year.
Hosted by Saudi Sports for All Federation, Diriyah’s Elite Sports Center hosted the first edition of the tournament, from Thursday 16 September to Saturday 18 September, to highlight the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Global Goals World Cup was launched in 2015 and has since invited women around the world to activate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, to have the maximum positive impact in their societies.
In the past nine months, i team from across the Kingdom have launched campaigns and educated community members on selected Sustainable Development Goals, as well as hosting community outreach activities and programs.
The Global Goals World Cup in Saudi Arabia is the culmination of these efforts. The event included team presentations to a jury in a special event on Thursday, followed by a tournament which saw many activities on Friday and Saturday where the invitation was open to all.
The event, sponsored by Adidas and Novo Nordisk, was attended, among others, by numerous authorities, the Ministry of Sport and members of the Board of Directors of the Sports Federation for All.
KFU team won this tournament and Jeddah team will participate in the World Cup for global goals in Iceland, along with other teams from different countries of the world.
In turn, the president of the Saudi Sports Federation for All, Prince Khaled bin Al-Waleed bin Talal Al Saud, said: “I congratulate all 26 teams for their participation in the first World Cup for the global goals in the Kingdom, and for achieving this resounding success. The quality and determination shown by the teams is not today. Not only that, but in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals since the start of the year, it’s impressive. “” Congratulations to the team KFU for their trip internationally and representing the Kingdom, and we wish them all the best. “
Despite the fact that the Global Goals World Cup is taking place for the first time in Saudi Arabia is not the first time that a team from the Kingdom has arrived in final. In 2019, the “Saudi Green” team, founded by Saudi Sports for All Federation, ranked second in the finals in New York City, and it was the first time that a United women’s sports team competed in the United States of America, symbolizing the progress the Kingdom has made in developing women’s football on a social level. level.
Since then, Saudi Sports for All Federation has launched several women’s sports initiatives, such as the Women’s Community Football League and the Virtual Women’s Fitness Festival.
In turn, Shaima Saleh Al-Hussaini, executive director of Saudi Sports for All Federation, said: “The World Cup for Global Goals in the Kingdom is a prime example of the extent of talent, skill and passion that the women of the country enjoy, over the past two years, we have worked hard to ensure sporting and effective opportunities for women in the whole Kingdom, and the success of these teams and of the event itself highlights the great steps forward we have made together ”.
He concluded: “Congratulations to the team CFU and best wishes to them in Iceland. Congratulations to all the teams participating in the tournament for their wonderful community initiatives. Our cooperation with Saudi Sports for All Federation helps us achieve our goal of inspiring women through sports, as well as impacting the Sustainable Development Goals. “Through community initiatives, the cooperation also helped launch the first World Cup for Global Goals in the United , we can’t wait to see Kafu in the round the final”.
Majkin Gilmartin, co-founder of the Global Goals World Cup, said: “The Global Goals World Cup in Saudi Arabia is an example of the continued commitment of Saudi Sports for All Federation to increase sports practice in the Kingdom, and with the support of the Ministry of Sports, the Saudi Sports Federation for All makes a monument Eyes: The objectives of the “Quality of Life “within Vision 2030 are to increase the percentage of individuals who play sports in the Kingdom at least once a week to 40% by 2030.
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