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Lae celebrates ‘Live Your Goals’

The campaign is part of FIFA’s legacy for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea, promoting and empowering girls aged 6-24 to participate in football by coaching them in football skills and techniques.
The aspiring athletes met members of the PNG national women’s team during the festival, who encouraged the young girls to pursue their potential in football.
PNGFA Operations Manager Edris Kumbruwah, PNG Sports Foundation Deputy Chairman Nellie McLay, Lahi Soccer Association President Geob Gariki and Bara Football Club Patron Desi Ross all came to Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium to witness the girls in action.
Kumbruwah strongly values the importance of ‘Live Your Goals’ and explained how the campaign will provide the younger generation of females in Papua New Guinea more opportunity to strive in sports and life.
“The ultimate goal of this legacy programme is to use football as a platform to push for gender equality in a male-dominated culture,” Kumbruwah said.
Gariki has high hopes that the ‘Live Your Goals’ campaign will encourage more young women into football and change the mind-set of parents and men, who consider football a man’s game.
The ‘Live Your Goals’ legacy campaign was first launched at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany in 2011 and since then it has evolved into one of FIFA’s most recognised initiatives in women’s football.
The campaign was launched in Port Moresby last month and is set to roll out in Goroka in Eastern Highland Province on 24 September.
For more on Papua New Guinea football visit www.pngfootball.com.pg

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