A great news from Common Goal

Football for All in Vietnam is proud to inform that we has recently been selected as one of the 27 organisations that will be part of the first Common Goal collaboration cycle, where professional football players and managers team up with football for good organisations to advance social change. 

Common Goal is a global movement run by Streetfootballworld that was launched with the support of Manchester United star Juan Mata. The football community pledges (a minimum of) 1% of its earnings to football-for-good organizations that use the game to advance the Global Goals. The long-term aim is to unlock 1% of the entire football industry’s revenues for grassroots football charities that strengthen their communities through sport.  The first 1-year collaboration cycle of Common Goal kicks off in April 2018, following the allocation of pledges from 36 players amounting to a total of €439,389 to 27 organisations championing social change across the world.

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FFAV are recognised for the work we are doing in SDG4: Quality Education by Common Goal member Shinji Kagawa (from Borussia Dortmund FC), who would like to support and learn from the excellent work that we are doing in our community. Shinji Kagawa is a Japanese professional footballer. He began his professional career in his homeland with Cerezo Osaka before joining Borussia Dortmund as a midfielder in 2010. When joining Common Goal movement, he shared: “Football has given me so many opportunities in life and now I want to play my role in supporting others through the game. Giving 1% of our salaries is a small commitment for us players but I believe it can do a lot for people less fortunate than us.”

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FFAV will receive €10,798.92 of funding through Common Goal this year to further our programs on SDG4: Quality Education. FFAV is also among the first cohort that will show the world how we envision maximising the power of football for social transformation. Together with the Common Goal players and media partners, Common Goal reach a global audience of over 200 million football fans. This is the biggest platform football for good has ever had and hopefully, this marks the beginning of a long lasting journey in the future.

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