One of the world’s leading football clubs has teamed up with Oxfam to hold coaching clinics for young people in South Africa.
The Liverpool delegation will be coaching football skills to hundreds of young people from townships near Johannesburg and Pretoria. At the same time Oxfam and its partner ‘Fair Play for Africa’ will be raising awareness of the health issues facing millions of people in Africa every day.
Bill Bygroves of the Liverpool Football Club Community Department said: “Liverpool FC engages in many different community, education and health programmes in and around Merseyside.
“Oxfam and ‘Fair Play for Africa’ invited us to engage with young people around Johannesburg and Pretoria through the medium of football and at the same time assist in their campaign. We are really pleased to be of help.”
Oxfam campaigns to get more children into schools around the world and fight for better access to health care for the world’s poorest people. In Africa, Oxfam works with ‘Fair Play for Africa’ encouraging African governments to keep the promises made on universal health care, HIV and Aids.
Pooven Moodley, Oxfam South African Campaigns manager said: “Oxfam is very excited about this visit, it will reach out to hundreds of young people.”
For more information please contact: Serena Tramonti in South Africa on 0027 796384106, firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors:
The Liverpool delegation will be in South Africa between the 19 th - 23 rd May.
Fair Play for Africa is an alliance of 200 organisations from 10 African countries. For more information visit, www.fairplayforafrica.org