Fraser Girls with Goals! Football Festival
The Fraser Girls with Goals! Football Festival is an annual grassroots event held in Jamaica on the Saturday after October 11, the International Day of the Girl Child. The focus is simple- empowering girls to achieve goals on and off the football pitch! Despite the success of the Reggae Girls, who have even reached the Women’s World Cup, the development of football for girls in Jamaica is slow. Additionally, Jamaican girls battle against other social and economic hardships (such as inequality and abuse). The Fraser Girls with Goals Festival focuses on supporting Jamaican girls in football and holistically. Girls and girl teams enter participate at no cost. All participating girls receive football jerseys and boots for free. Adjacent to football activities, the Festival collaborates and cooperates with other groups to provide other resources, education, and services to girls. This includes wellness checks, eye exams, books and academic resources.