Organised by Calala-Women’s Fund, this football tournament aims to score a goal for equality by promoting a series of games featuring female athletes flexing their muscles in this male dominated sport. Calala is a foundation set up in 2000 to support women’s initiatives, collect funds for various women’s groups and help young women, the LGBT community, migrants, sexual workers, and individuals affected by domestic abuse in Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Ten football teams will participate, playing 15 minute games against each other, leading to the semi- and grand finals. The sign up fee is €150 per team with no limit on the number of people in each team. Aside from the tournament itself, there will be a discussion panel with organisations that promote gender equality in football, such as the Panteres Grogues, a sports club that unites the lesbian and gay community, and works towards the eradication of discrimination and homophobia in sport. There will be refreshments, DJs and the opportunity to find out more about Calala. All proceeds go to the organisations they support, helping to fight against gender inequality.
To read our interview with one of the members of Calala click here or to find out more about them and the event click here. Sign up to play by emailing email@example.com or visiting Calala Women’s Fund office.