A Wrap of the Ridge City Women’s Football Initiative

The Ridge City Women’s Football Initiative sponsored by The Embassy of Switzerland in Ghana ended yesterday at the Mary Mother of Good Counsel School with a Mini Tournament.

The four month series of programs began with the program, Branding in Women’s Football which was spearheaded by the Co-Founder of Ridge City Women Football Club, Cyril Gockel. This program took women’s football enthusiasts as well as female footballers through the various aspects of branding and marketing in football such as the need for social media presence and the importance of branding in the world of football.

The Laws of the Ghana Game facilitated by Frank Delali Awutey was the second program in the initiative and was based on major FIFA laws in football and the new changes made in football. Experienced coach, Coach Eric Antwi took participants through a 5-week coaching course dubbed Coaching 101. Certificates of participation were awarded to the young female coaches by the sponsors of the program.

Careers in Football, another initiative in the program, had a panel of women in sports sharing their career experiences with the audience and participants. Ghanaian International footballer, Jennifer Cudjoe had an interactive session with the players. Other panelists included, Akosua Amoo, Juliet Bawuah, Cleopatra Nsiah Nkatie and Susan Sarpomaa Owusu-Ansah

The finale of the initiative was a 7-a-side Mini Tournament of 4 teams with invited players from clubs all around Accra who came in support of the project and in the spirit of having fun.

The winning team, The Blue Team, won not only medals to signify their win but also gifts from Ambassador Philipp Stalder who also gave his closing remark expressing his gratitude for the success of the entire program.

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