Thursday, June 15, 2023

Mumbai City FC partners with OSCAR Foundation to launch ‘Healthy Goals’ program


Mumbai, June 15th 2023: 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.


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About Mumbai City FC  

Mumbai City FC is Mumbai’s club in the Hero Indian Super League. Mumbai City FC won the unique ‘double’ (Hero ISL League Winners and ISL title) in the 2020-21 season. The Islanders recently represented India on the Asian stage in the 2022 AFC Champions League, where they finished second in Group B and became the first Indian club to register wins in Asia’s premier club competition.


The team’s logo reflects a resilient fortress that stands proudly, surrounding the logo that signifies the unrelenting, determined spirit of the city. The seven stars symbolise the islands that form Mumbai, giving the club the apt nickname of The Islanders. Trains that are the very lifeline of the city ply millions of Mumbaikars across its vast expanse and connect these islands. Each passenger, each citizen of the city, is bound together by their love for the place they call home. 20 million citizens, 20 million hearts pulse to a single beat - the heartbeat of Mumbai.  


About OSCAR Foundation


OSCAR Foundation is a community based Sports for Development (S4D) organisation which registered in 2010 in Maharashtra. OSCAR Foundation uses the power of football to encourage children to stay in school and equip them with skills to make them resilient and future ready. Through its Football, Education and Young Leader programmes, OSCAR has empowered 14,000 children and youth in low-income communities in India since 2010. OSCAR Foundation currently operates its football and life skills programme in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Daman.

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