Girls & Football South Africa: Help Us Score!

Jan 3, 2012

Girls & Football SA Report January 2012


This year’s monitoring and evaluation, conducted with half of Girls & Football SA’s participants, shows our girls-only programming has had an incredible impact. Some of the statistics highlight; 

 93.1% of participants learned how to work in a team

96.6% of participants have more confidence

75.9% of participants think a woman can be a good president

Numbers aside, our participants have improved leaps and bounds; not just their technical skills, but also regarding their grasp of life skills. We’re seeing more outgoing, confident and engaged participants after even just 6 weeks of participating in Girls & Football SA - so brave they wrote letters to Mrs. Obama! (And yes, the First Lady did write us back!)

Girl Effect Winners!

We have ended the year with a bang, being chosen as one of 12 projects through the first annual Girl Effect Challenge! We’re excited to say that we’re spending the season celebrating our fourth award and we’re grateful for the opportunities presented to us by the Girl Effect. We’ve been in awe of the amazing work that the Girl Effect has done and if you haven’t done so yet, go take a look!


Our documentary has taken us many places!This year we traveled to the 2nd biggest film festival in the Middle East, Festival du TV et Cinema in Beirut, Lebanon where “Can I Kick It?” picked up the prize for Best Documentary. We also had wonderful screenings and Q&As in Toronto, New York, Asmara and Victoria and traveled to Bogota to present on girls’ sport!

Women Talk Sports Guest Bloggers

We’re proud to say we’ve written several short articles for South Africa’s biggest sport network, Supersport and are excited to announce a great new blogging partnership with Women Talk Sports. A selection of articles can be found on women’s sport in South Africa - a good read during relaxing days off!

Award-winning research

This year, our research on girls’ only spaces for (sport) development was called for by the United Nation’s Girls Education Initiative. The research focused on girls’ sport programming and was presented at the Beyond Sport Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Further, four academic works written by Girls & Football SA staff were published through the University of Amsterdam, the University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University.

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Girls & Football SA

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Project Leader

Jos Dirkx

Cape Town, South Africa

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