Keep Up With the Girls

A new Special Olympics project, supported by Erasmus+ across 20 European countries, aimed at getting women and girls with and without intellectual disabilities involved in football.
A group of footballers in red and white kits stand in line on a stage. Among the predominantly male group, there are two blonde girls looking at the camera with their thumbs up.
Kimberley and Rachel, aged 16, are the only two girls on their football squad of ten. They represent a new generation of girls with intellectual disabilities determined to spread their passion for football far and wide!
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Women in football/soccer jerseys run after a football on a green pitch.
Suzanne van den Einden-Brok from The Netherlands is both a Special Olympics Athlete Leader and a dedicated footballer. Now she’s combining her talents on a mission open up the beautiful game to ALL women and girls!
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Special Olympics - Keep up with the Girls
‘Keep Up With the Girls’ is a new Special Olympics project, supported by Erasmus+ across 20 European countries, aimed at getting women and girls with and without intellectual disabilities involved in football.
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Football Promo 2019
The month of June is an amazing time for Special Olympics footballers and football fans all across the globe. 20 European Union countries are embracing the football development project “Keep Up With The Girls” geared specifically to women and girls with and without intellectual disabilities. The “Keep Up With The Girls” will be held In alignment with the FIFA Women’s World Cup also taking place in Europe as well. Both events take aim at encouraging all women to live healthy and active lives.
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Two female footballers on the pitch trying to take control of the ball.
The month of June is an amazing time for Special Olympics footballers and football fans all across the globe.
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A cut-out photo of two female footballers high-fiving with colourful graphics in the background.
‘Keep Up With the Girls’ is a brand new European Union-supported project aimed at getting women and girls with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) involved in football.
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European Women's Football Week
Get ready to ‘Keep Up With the Girls’ for Special Olympics European Women’s Football Week from 25 May to 2 June.
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A team of female footballers in a blue kit jump in the air on a football pitch.
With football fans counting down the days to kick-off at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Special Olympics is also gearing up for a week-long celebration of the beautiful game.
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This year, from 25 May to 2 June, 40,000 participants across 50 countries will take part in 450 events.
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