Formed in 2016 with the aim of boosting girls’ self confidence
and promoting gender equality, the “Girls on the Pitch” Aca-
demy organises week-long camps to introduce football to girls
in Turkey under the tutelage of a professional trainer, to instil
in them a sense of team spirit and to promote football as a fun
sport that can be played and enjoyed by anybody. Seminars and
workshops are also held during the camp, giving the girls a
chance to expand their cultural and artistic horizons.
This year, 50 young girls between the ages of 10 and 12 took
part in the event, which was organised and run by volunteers
from the Bosphorus University Sports Club and sponsored by
Tekfen Real Estate. By providing their boots, Tekfen gave them
the chance to take their first steps onto the football field.
The girls take to the pitch with
Tekfen Real Estate on their side
Tekfen Real Estate was one of the sponsors of the “Girls on the
Pitch” Academy, an enterprise that aims to introduce more
girls to football in Turkey. 50 young girls took to the pitch for
the first time with boots supplied by Tekfen Real Estate.