The FAI in conjunction with FIFA is running one of FIFAâ€™s very successful campaigns to introduce more females to the game of football. â€˜Live Your Goalsâ€™ was launched and promoted in 2011 as part of the FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup in Germany.
Live Your Goals (LYG) campaign objectives are to:
The LYG campaign outlines clear messages, that womenâ€™s football is an authentic and attractive expression of a modern lifestyle. It shows optimism, fun belonging and physical beauty. Womenâ€™s football is not just socially accepted but highly respected and has become an integral part of football development in the country.
The FIFA Live Your Goals campaign will be in Town Park, Letterkenny on Sunday 15th July from 2-4pm and on Shore Front, Buncrana on Monday 16th July from 2-4pm. Itâ€™s an afternoon of Fun games and activities â€“ test your skills, play small sided games, Inflatable Foosball, meet your local female International players and much more. All girls young and old are welcome to attend. So whether youâ€™ve never kicked a football before or play every week â€“ come along and try it out, have some fun and make some new friends.
Senior Womenâ€™s Coach Sue Ronan, who will be at both venues in Donegal, along with several International players from the North West area, is delighted with the opportunity to run this campaign. 'These festivals are a great opportunity for young girls to enjoy football at a fun level. It also allows them to meet their role models, in the form current female international players, from whom they will learn about the possibilities that exist within the sport to develop to the highest level'.
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