Football for Development

Football in Sierra Leone

Football mania shines throughout Sierra Leone, especially among the children. Into this mix, we are throwing a coach, a competition and  a very energetic audience...which is where you come in!

The passion is there, but without  resources these children find it difficult to progress in the sport. For many, it is a chance to escape their everyday lives and get down to the serious business of having fun.

This programme is designed to alleviate pressures of rural life for children in one of the poorest countries in the world. This is at the same time as giving them an opportunity to develop vital life skills through teamwork, discipline, dedication and healthy competition. And of course, having fantastic fun!

LOCATION: Freetown, Sierra Leone

DATES: 2-4 weeks November 2018

Join our Football for Development Programme in Sierra Leone and support a project that delivers community engagement and development through sports. We are looking for proactive individuals with good football skills (playing or coaching), to help coach a primary school team and plan an inter-school football tournament for underprivileged children in Freetown.  This is no ordinary volunteer programme - you will be adding capacity to a leading development NGO that values professionalism and sustainability above all else.  

We welcome volunteers as individuals, or you can come with your team from home!

 

 

What will I get out of it?

Working closely with our local staff and their communities, this is an experience like no other. This is sure to push you out of your comfort zone and into the realm of epic adventure!

You will grow in confidence as an individual and as a mentor, gaining a deep understanding of the challenges that people in West Africa encounter everyday.

You will be learning first hand about the humanitarian sector through an immersive experience, as well as making a lasting contribution to an organisation that offers educational access to out of school children in West Africa and Asia.

You will get professional experience in team work, project management, sports coaching and child protection.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing football coaching for the girls’ and boys’ football teams at your allocated school

  • Assisting in arranging logistics for a multi-school tournament

  • Liaising with potential partners and sponsors

  • Marketing the tournament across various online and offline platforms

  • Contributing towards the long-term development of the Football for Development programme in Sierra Leone

Requirements:

We do not require any professional experience in football coaching  – just demonstrable knowledge of the sport and the rules. What we do require is buckets of positivity and enthusiasm to work with a team of genuinely fantastic children.

 

So, come join us in Sierra Leone! Just make sure you’re open minded about the best Premier League team to support…

Interested?

For more information, please email:

intvol@street-child.co.uk

or

It's kick off time!