As the world geared up for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, streetfootballworld joined forces with Sony to shine a light on the unsung heroes of the beautiful game. This led to the Future Goals Youth Forum - a unique initiative that seeks to empower young people using football for good in their communities.

 

Set in the vibrant heart of Rio de Janeiro, the inaugural Future Goals brought together 35 inspiring young people from 22 countries for a series of workshops, discussions and seminars. All participants were selected based on their outstanding leaderships skills and commitment to helping change the world through football. The event culminated with an uplifting ceremony, during which eight young leaders were awarded additional grants of €5000 for football-based social programmes in their respective communities. But this was just the beginning. Future Goals is an ongoing project and will soon enter its second round.