Historic football partnership to give malnutrition the boot

One Goal in Australia is a movement to make football a catalyst to improve the nutrition of children in Australia and across Asia.

World Vision Australia is proud to partner with Football Federation Australia and the Asian Football Confederation in order to significantly reduce the incidence of nutrition issues and promote stronger communities.

Sign up or learn more at the One Goal website.  

 

The Issue

Across Asia, nearly 200 million children are affected by chronic malnutrition. One Goalaims to also improve the health of the 19 million children affected by increasing over-nutrition (obesity). Both malnutrition and obesity are results of poor nutrition and prevent children participating in a healthy, active life.

There are plenty of other ways to be involved in One Goal as we work together to improve the nutrition of children in the region.

One Goal supported projects

Funds raised by One Goal in Australia will assist World Vision Australia’s nutrition projects domestically and in countries across the region including exclusive breast-feeding education programs, facilitating improved access to nutritious foods, pre- and postnatal care for mothers and helping leveraging the power of football in communities to achieve better nutritional outcomes for children.

More about One Goal Australia

“Being the sport with the fastest growing following and viewership, football has the power to unite people to take action. As lovers of ‘the world game’ it is important that the football family extend their game-day passion to issues affecting children in our region – both here in Australia and abroad. Through Football Federation Australia’s partnership with World Vision Australia and the Asian Football Confederation, we believe the One Goal campaign has the potential to help millions of children reach their full potential.” - David Gallop, CEO Football Federation Australia

Get involved

1. Sign up to One Goal
2. Donate to One Goal
3. Follow One Goal

More information

World Vision Australia Chief Executive Tim Costello said it was time to educate fans, raise awareness of healthy eating, and give poor nutrition a red card.

“Our organisations share objectives to encourage and foster the health and well-being of children, communities and nations.

“World Vision Australia is proud to partner with Football Federation Australia and the Asian Football Confederation in order to significantly reduce the incidence of nutrition issues and promote stronger communities for years to come,” Mr Costello said.

Football Federation Australia Chief Executive David Gallop said the One Goal campaign was a chance for football fans to unite and catch poor nutrition offside.

“Being the sport with the fastest growing following and viewership, football has the power to unite people to take action,” he said.

“As lovers of ‘the world game’ it is important that the football family extends their game-day passion to issues affecting children in our region –both here in Australia and abroad.

“Through Football Federation Australia’s partnership with World Vision Australia and the Asian Football Confederation, we believe the One Goal campaign has the potential to help millions of children.”

With the support of the Asian Football Confederation and AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 Local Organising Committee and regional partners Royal DSM, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and Asian Football Development Project, the One Goal campaign seeks to use the power and reach of the world game to improve the lives of malnourished childr​

Sign up or learn more at the One Goal website.

 

You could help to make it all happen

Share this story