Mumbai City FC are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Healthy Goals’, a new initiative to empower healthier lives for the youth of Mumbai through football, in partnership with OSCAR Foundation.
Through the ’Healthy Goals’ initiative, Mumbai City FC and OSCAR Foundation will join forces to raise funds to support the developing and refurbishing community football pitches, as well as youth led football and leadership programmes uplifting the health of local young people.
This unique initiative combines grant funding with community football training for young leaders in Mumbai, who will use football to improve the health of young local Mumbaikars by providing access to quality sports infrastructure. The pitch developed will be used to deliver regular football and life skills sessions and leadership trainings for youth from underserved communities.
Combining OSCAR Foundation’s experience in fundraising with Mumbai City FC’s presence in the communities of Mumbai, the ‘Healthy Goals’ initiative will raise funds and awareness to amplify the impact.
All funds raised for ‘Healthy Goals’ from now through September 2023 will be allocated to OSCAR Foundation and be matched rupee for rupee*.
The ‘Healthy Goals’ initiative aims to create a lasting impact legacy and will measure it’s outcomes through participant surveys, coach reports and feedback from communities in Mumbai.
Kandarp Chandra, CEO – Mumbai City FC said:
“Community development is one of our key beliefs at Mumbai City FC and we’re delighted to be able to partner with a true community leader in OSCAR Foundation. Through the ‘Healthy Goals’ program, we aim to deliver a meaningful and lasting impact in our city through healthy communities, grassroots development and sustainable social growth.”
Ashok Rathod, Founder and CEO - OSCAR Foundation said:
"The collaboration between OSCAR Foundation and Mumbai City FC for 'Healthy Goals' fills us with great enthusiasm. Together, we aspire to leverage the influence of football to uplift the lives of young individuals in Mumbai, build healthier communities in grassroots, and instill invaluable leadership attributes that will endure for years to come."
*City Football Group Limited (CFG) will match donations to the Healthy Goals Programme made between February and September 2023, to a limit of £125k (INR 1.25 crore) for any single Club or a maximum of £500k (INR 5 crore) matched globally across all CFG Clubs participating in this round of funding.