Gjøa’s philosophy has always been to provide soccer training to as many children as possible, regardless of their financial possibilities. Therefore, over 30 players are currently playing for various teams on a partial or full scholarship. The club wants to increase this number and see the scholarship program as a way of getting talented and more diverse players into the club.

Your contribution would go a long way to help children who cannot afford the high fees of the pay-to-play soccer system, but who still have a passion for the sport. Even though we are a non-profit club, we need more help to support players within this system.  All contributions are tax-deductible.

Make a tax-deductible donation

Playing it back

Our Playing it Back program, designed as a team-building, in-person community service project for our youth players (see below), is on hold for now. We are encouraging our families to try to find time to do what you can from home. To see remote public service, donation, and other useful links, click here.

At SC Gjøa we aspire to develop both players and people. Inspired by our trips to the Norway Cup and the commitment to community service in the culture there, we began our ‘Playing it Back’ program in 2018 to instill giving back as a core value of our club’s mission.

Every soccer year, travel teams participate in both a charitable fundraising event and a community day of service as a group. It’s our goal to promote team building and camaraderie outside of soccer, as well as empathy, charity, and a sense of community within each player.

Ghana Football Project

Ghana Football Project is a registered 501c3 whose mission is to provide opportunities for underprivileged youth through soccer and education in Accra, Ghana. Gjøa partners with this organization by raising awareness through fundraisers and uniform and equipment donations, since 2013.

To learn more about the Ghana Football Project and ways to become involved visit their website here.