Global Goals World Cup 2017
Working together with our partners in Thailand, NIST International School and the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), the Chelsea Foundation helped to host the Bangkok leg of the tournament, which proved a huge hit with participants and spectators in the Thai capital.
More than 1,000 people attended the event at the NIST campus as 16 women’s teams from across Thailand came together to compete in the one-day event, which was both meaningful and fun for all involved.
Special guest Coster-Waldau, who is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, joined the action in Bangkok as a referee. He praised the efforts of the participating teams and thanked the Foundation for working in collaboration with NIST to help the UNDP achieve their sustainable goals.
‘I just want to give a shout-out and a big thank you to Chelsea Football Club and their Foundation for the amazing support they provide out here in Asia, helping communities and using the beautiful game of football to bring people together,’ said the actor, who is best known for his role as Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones.
Winning the matches was not all that mattered with additional points also awarded to the teams for their creative styles, their efforts to mobilise the crowd to support them and their actions to promote the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals.
The participating teams included a squad representing Chelsea’s club partners Carabao, who displayed their fine football skills on the pitch as well as raising awareness off it for their chosen cause of good health and well-being.