Press Releases2012Jan 13, 2012
Mumbai FC plays for a cause
On 11th January 2012 Mumbai FC took the field to play a charity game 'GOLDEN GOAL - Football for a cause' against WIFA XI at the Priyadarshini Ground in Napean Sea Road to spread awareness about mental Illness and stigma that surrounds the society. The match was organized by the group named STIGMA (Sensitivity Towards Individuals Grappling with Mental Ailments) a campaign that aims to reduce the stigma associated around mental illness in society , an initiative by the BMM students of Wilson College.« Back
The initiative was supported by the NGO partner Atmavishwas Association which is a residing centre for the victims of the mental illness. The event was sponsored by Urban Fitness Club.
The match was played in good spirits and resulted in a Mumbai FC win with a margin of 1-0 against the opposition. The only goal scored in the match was by P C Lalawmpuia who went past the goal of WIFA in the second half of the game. The crowd also cheered for Cavin Lobo as he showed his skills during the match and was also adjudged the Man of the Match.
Henry Picardo the team manager of Mumbai FC said "Mumbai FC is proud to be associated with such a cause and will always put forward helping hands required by the Association in future."
Mumbai FC players were delighted to play this match as they put on a complete professional show against the opposition despite this being only a charity game.
The event was further graced by the presence of the Chief Guest Mr. Henry Menezes, CEO of WIFA and also Mr. Souter Vaz, general secretary of MDFA.