#SameGoals: How one Emirati girl became the face of a global football campaign

Just days after International Women’s Day, 15-year-old Emirati, Modhi Al-Ali has become the face of Manchester City FC’s global campaign to encourage more women to play football
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#SameGoals: How one Emirati girl became the face of a global football campaign

After big success last year, the brilliantly titled #SameGoals initiative - designed to inspire future generations of women - has been brought back for 2019. Hooray!

To take part, girls from all over the globe were encouraged to send short clips of their football skills using the #SameGoals hashtag. Fitting with the campaign slogan 'Give a girl a football and you've got a footballer',  every participant was rewarded by Manchester City with their own football. 

At age 15, Ali is not only representing young women, but is also proudly representing the UAE. Currently being trained at City Football Schools, she speaks highly of how this training is beneficial to her both on and off the pitch. In a largely male-dominated field, she's been playing football since she was a young girl and has significantly developed her skills over the years.

The football club now plan to bring a number of #SameGoals Football Festivals to various locations across the world including Abu Dhabi, Manchester, China and the United States. Manchester City FC are creating these festivals with the aim of bringing girls closer to the sport. 

Although women are still largely underrepresented in sports, campaigns of this nature are a source of empowerment for girls all over the world. The future of equal opportunities is looking brighter already.

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