Project Detail: Football for Change
- Thematic oriented football
This is the use of football as a tool to connect,unite and social transformation. The idea is based on handling certain community issues via football games done as drills on the filed. Football as a way to pass information to young minds and even mature as they play and a certain theme/message is attached to the drill at hand (play based game).
Theme: Including everyone in our community,anti discrimination.
Organization: Two teams play a game of football. One team (in blue) is free. The other team (in black and red) discriminates against some of the players:The players in red cannot go in the middle. So,in some situations there can be 6 vs 2 in the middle of the field.
Variation: Instead of players not being allowed to go in the middle,can have the rule that some players can only walk,or have to hold hands,can only play in one or two touches or can use their weaker foot.
Length of the game: 15-30 minutes
Learning: Players learn how much discrimination can be disadvantageous to a team or community. It is not fair to discriminate against people based on their gender,race,ethnicity or religion. It is also not beneficial to a community to discriminate against a specific population,since it wont be using all of its resources.
- Football 3
Is a unique way of playing football that is changing lives across the world. It is based on the principle that the basic values of fair play, gender equality, teamwork and respect are just as important as football skill.
Named after its ‘three halves’ – a pre-match discussion, football game, and post- match discussion ,football 3 incorporates key life lessons into every match. In mixed-gender teams, players collectively decide on the rules before the game. Following the match, they reflect on their behavior and the behavior of their opponents, with points awarded for goals as well as for fair play. As football3 is played without referees, players must learn how to resolve conflicts themselves through dialogue and compromise.