For Whizz Kids United, South Africa it takes a community to make a difference!

whizz2March 18th, 2013.  Whizz Kids United celebrated International Women’s Day by bringing 150 girls and boys together at their Health Academy in Edndale, South Africa. Whizz Kids had a girls-only football tournament that not only brought young women but also bringing many boys out to come and support the girls playing. The large numbers of the boys showing up to support the girls tournament showed the positive progress that has been made for girls in the area.

Organized sport for Women throughout the area of Edndale is very rare, making this International Women’s Day very special for the young girls who were able to participate in the tournament. It was the first time for many of the girls to play in a mediated environment. The winning team of the tournament received a trophy and gold medals. All participants received bronze medals and were presented with red roses. It took a community to run the tournament at the Whizz Kids site, as donations were made for roses, food and even tickets for all participants to attend a Maritzburg United FC game!

Coaches Across Continents has partnered with Whizz Kids United since 2011.

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