April 26, 2017
In the process of finalising our 8-player-squad for the London Football Marathon. Five players are confirmed. Having put out a message on Facebook to friends asking if others would like to join, we had a brilliant response with five players contacting us and saying they are interested. Most of them will confirm if they are definitely in by the weekend. We might end up with a very decent side looking at the names!
Some of the coaches and the instructors from the February 2017 course held at Millwall Football Club.
In February of 2017 we joined Tackle Africa for a two-day education- and coaching-course at Millwall Football Club in east London.
A few days later, we were delighted to discover that we had been selected to coach with Tackle Africa somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa later this year.
First of all though, there is the London Football Marathon coming up on June 17, 2017 when up to sixty four 6-a-side teams will be competing for 12 hours in a fundraising super-tournament. The event, now in its 14th year, has raised over £1.2m to support young people affected by HIV in Africa.
What does Tackle Africa do?
TackleAfrica uses the power and popularity of football to deliver HIV education to young people on football pitches across the continent. Specifically, Tackle Africa trains African coaches to use fun, interactive football drills with the young people in their clubs and communities. They do this because many young people in Africa love football, but their location and their age means they’re most at risk of contracting HIV.
Why is MTAG joining Tackle Africa?
Because we love what they are doing and believe it makes a significant and positive impact. From our experience in Sierra Leone with the Craig Bellamy Foundation in 2013, we have seen first hand what can be achieved through the partnership of football and education in Africa.