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Tykes on Tour in Africa

1 August 2013

Barnsley FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust are this year preparing to travel to Africa to provide various sporting activities for children and coach education for school teachers in a village in Ntumgano, Uganda.

The Trust’s aims are to:

 Deliver football and multi-skills activities to girls and boys from 12 schools in the area.
 Deliver the ‘Day Certificate in Sports Leadership’ qualification to the games masters and mistresses from the 12 participating schools.
 Invite games masters and mistresses from the entire Ntungamo district to observe coaching sessions delivered by coaches from the Trust.
 Organise and deliver 2 football festivals in the area and provide an opportunity for any young person to take part.
 Take football boots and kit donated by Barnsley FC first-team players to use as prizes and incentives.
 Take footballs and other sports equipment to donate to schools for their use.
 Work with teenagers and young adults that have left school and taken to crime and drugs. The aim is to inspire them to find work or re-enrol in school.

Although we want to provide as many sporting activities as possible, our long-term plan is to ensure the school teachers have the necessary tools and experience to deliver high quality sports coaching. We hope to make this an annual project, leaving a lasting legacy and creating a strong long-term relationship with the people of Ntumgano.

For further information please contact James Mahoney on 01226211333 or alternatively email

Charity number: 1118735

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