November 25th, 2009.
We are delighted to have been selected by the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation to receive shirts and scarves from the more than 4,500 that were left by friends and fans of Sir Bobby Robson at St James’s Park.
Sir Bobby was a great supporter of Coaches across Continents and listened with interest and enthusiasm about our projects with coaches and children around the world. He also encouraged governments, businesses, the football community and individuals to get involved with Coaches across Continents and help use football to change lives in developing communities.
Working with the RAF to transport the shirts, we have chosen two of our programs in Kenya to receive this great donation. The programs will use the shirts to further develop their Football for Social Development programs to help children learn health, life and leadership skills.
“We would like to thank the foundation, Sir Bobby’s family and all the football fans who donated their shirts. They will be used to change lives of boys and girls in developing communities in Kenya. They will allow more children to play and get education that will change their lives.” Nick Gates, Global Strategist.