In July 2018, a squad of recreational women’s soccer players – ranging in age from 41 to 77 – traveled on a nine-day trip to Norway.
San Diego Soccer Women will return to Oslo and the Lofoten Islands July 29 to August 07, 2019. Please submit your interest on our travel form. We will play friendly age 30+ games at Henningsvaer Stadium and Ramberg Stadium in the Lofoten Islands. The Norway Cup youth tournament is also inviting us to play in a women’s 7v7 tournament while we are there. The itinerary is flexible for the group that attends. We make the arrangements for the hotels/fisherman’s cabins, private bus transportation, flights to/from Lofoten, soccer games, and selected activities such as kayaking, boat tours, horseback riding and hiking. You purchase your airfare to/from Oslo and your selected airport. Most communication takes place in a private Facebook group, via email and then text communication while abroad. We’ll have professional drone photography of our team at the various fields. Please plan to submit interest by February 28th and commit by May 1st. Group size may be limited to between 12 and 16. Questions? Contact Brandi using the form or by email.
The San Diego Soccer Women team accepted an invitation to play friendly matches at the famous Henningsvaer Stadium in Lofoten Islands and at an exhibition event at Norway Cup in Oslo. The squad will meet with Norwegian government officials and United Nations representatives. As local ambassadors for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), #GlobalGoalsLocalLeaders, the nineteen athletes chose to highlight and raise awareness for three of the seventeen SDGs during their travel.
- GOAL 3 | Good Health and Well-Being The physical, emotional and mental benefits of exercise
- GOAL 5 | Gender Equality Equitable opportunities for women and girls worldwide
- GOAL 10 | Reduced Inequalities Discrimination based on age, abilities, gender, marital and parental status, or sexual orientation.
Locally-supported by the United Nations Association of San Diego (UNA USA San Diego) for this initiative, the San Diego Soccer Women organization promotes soccer for age 30+ women year-round. Future participation is planned in the Global Goals World Cup in September 2018 and at Global Goals advocacy events during the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. Follow the journey on their social media channels. The UNA USA San Diego, as well as FIFA, Girls Soccer Network and Goal Five broadcasted updates on social media.
As local partners with the San Diego Chapter of the United Nations, the team played for worldwide gender equality, health and wellness and inclusion.