[Press release] Moving the Goalposts Secondary School Tournament Kicks off on March 2, 2019


The 17th Edition of Moving the Goalposts’ Secondary School Tournament will kick off on Saturday March 2, 2019 with 35 teams set to take part in Kilifi County; with several matches lined up in Kaloleni, Rabai, Ganze and Kilifi North Sub Counties.

The tournament will start with pool matches that will run between 2nd and 10th March, 2019. Thereafter, the knock out stages will follow suit on 16th March, 2019 with six schools set to face off in the semis and final stages on Saturday 23rd March 2019 for Kilifi County.

Kwale and Mombasa County Editions

On the other hand, football matches for Kwale County will be played on 9th March, 2019 at Kwale Primary and Libra Community Grounds while those for Mombasa County will kick off on 16th March, 2019 at Marimani Secondary school both having six secondary school teams.

Life Skill Sessions and Leadership roles

The peer education sessions that will be led by MTG peer educators during the tournament will cover topics on Gender Based Violence. The peers will have the opportunity to share and learn about forms of GBV and how to make informed Sexual Reproductive Health choices. Notably, MTG trained beneficiaries will utilize the platform to horn their leadership skills on refereeing, first aid and safeguarding.

Moving the Goalposts is a sport for development organization that uses football to empower girls in the rural and urban areas of Kilifi and Kwale counties. Our goal is to promote football as an area of opportunity for girls and young women, enabling the protection of rights, realization of potential and a platform for leadership development.

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