Original Post: 9/19/2009
Coaches across Continents is delighted to announce that Select Gear has made a wonderful donation of more than $7,000 of soccer equipment to help our Hat-Trick programs in Africa. The equipment will be used by our coaches this year in programs in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia to help us create sustainable programs for local teachers and children. To qualify for soccer equipment, all our programs must first hold a 40 hour training program for at least 30 teachers and 200 children. By educating the teachers in the community we ensure that all our educational games can be played and developed throughout the year. Additionally, each community that receives soccer equipment for their program must enroll in our three year Hat-Trick Inititiative which includes further teacher training, a women’s soccer program and scheduled weekly soccer education training for children in the community.
We would like to thank Phil Holdsworth, General Manager at Select Gear for this great gesture and encourage all our Coaches across Continents community to visit www.selectgear.com to check out the fantastic soccer products available from Select Gear.