“Play it forward”, Soccer Girls Break Stereotypes in Armenia

Female soccer might seem like a normal occurrence in some places but in Armenia, it is still something uncommon for young girls, especially in the country’s remote regions. In Vayots Dzor, girls have started to hit the ball twice a week. The activity was made possible thanks to an initiative called GOALS, which stands for Girls of Armenia Leadership Soccer.

The non governmental organization has been operating since 2016. Now, there are already more than 80 clubs in eight regions of Armenia in which more than 800 young people aged 6 to 16 participate.