Common Goal

‘Common Goal includes everyone’

This week is special , something that I have dremt of my life is going to happen thanks to the strong mind I’ve always had to take big steps and go get what i want. Six years ago, I left my family and friends for the first time, boarded a plane for the first time and I arrived in a new country England where i knew no one. I was however full of dreams and determination to achieve my goals and am thankful for everyone who has helped me and is still helping me achieve just that.

I always want to have young girls look at my journey and have hope that their dreams are going to come true. Iam the girl who has turned into a woman. I have learnt alot of lessons along my way, I admit its not an easy road. The bumps I’ve had, I will leave that for another day but today , let me talk about Common Goal.

Common Goal is a movenment lead by players pledging a percentage of our salaries to football charities around the world. This movement started with just a single player Juan Mata but we are currently 44players from 6 continents and growing everyday. I am very proud of being the first African and Ugandan to join Common Goal.

When i first saw a post on instagram about Common Goal it was about Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe being the first women to join the movement. I was very impressed, I continued reading more about the movenment and realised its the organisation i want to be apart of. It is such a natural experience being apart of such a great organisation as everything thats involved is what I love to. The rest is history now. Being apart of Common Goal has changed my life. Nothing feels better than being apart of a team where we all share the same commitment of a footballing cause to make a difference in other peoples lives, it’s incredible .  Common Goal  includes everyone. Men, Women, Agencies,Federations, Teams, Media companies,Sponsors and the whole football industry at large .

This week I go to Zurich for the FIFA conference on Equality and Inclusion . I can’t wait because I have dreamt of this moment all my life. Thanks to Common Goal , I can be able to be a speaker and represent this great movenment. Joining Common Goal changed my life, I can be able to do what I love while being apart of a big team that shares the same dream. Am excited for the future. I call upon more players to join Common Goal for the opportunities  have changed my life and made me meet incredible people . Being apart of an organisation that includes everyone and strives to change so many others people’s lives is awesome. Lets not forget we havent hit the one year mark yet but already one of the biggest movements in the world.

Am very proud of being apart of Common Goal .

Author: Jean Sseninde

Footballer Uganda Women's National Team & Queens Park Rangers Women| CEO Sseninde Foundation | Founder Sseninde Women's Development Cup

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