Moving the Goalposts (MTG) is a community-based organisation located in the rural Kilifi district of the Coast Province, Kenya. It started as a sport and development project in 2001, with less than 100 girls. Now it has more than 5,000 adolescent girls participating in weekly practices, tournaments and on-going leagues.
Participants are encouraged to be active in leadership roles such as committee membership, coaching, refereeing, first aid, peer educating and counselling. Each week, MTG girls lead peer education sessions regarding reproductive health and other girls' issues in area primary schools. Peer education and counselling is also regularly available at practices and league games.
MTG has started focusing on developing economic empowerment for girls, including savings projects for out-of-school girls and leadership awards to start small businesses.
Founder Sarah Forde has researched and published a book in 2008, Playing by Their Rules: Coastal Teenage Girls in Kenya on Life, Love, and Football, based on the MTG girls' experiences.