Several months ago our football section and its members made a donation of used soccer kit, boots and other equipment, through the Boots2Africa charity.
Our donation was sent to the Champions Soccer Academy in Accra the capital city of Ghana in West Africa. The Champions academy were started in 2018 by Kelvin Afriyie. They offer football for boys and girls aged 5-16 and are successful in the tournaments they enter.
Over the last few months we’ve had several online conversations with Kelvin at the academy and as a club we have decided that we will be able to help them, especially as there is a lot of common ground in what they offer to their local community and what we are trying to do at Walmley.
Therefore we are very pleased to announce a formal link between ourselves and the Champions Academy.
Initially we will be donating our surplus kits at the end of each season, as well providing technical assistance and guidance on coaching and managing a club. They will now be playing in Walmley colours for all their matches, and will be providing us with regular updates on their progress.
This is a good opportunity for us as a club, and individuals to make a difference to these young people’s lives.
On Saturday 26th December, the 12-15 year olds are playing against Catalonia Football Academy in the knockout stages of a tournament. If they win the match on Saturday they will have qualified for the final knockout stages. The winners of the tournament qualify to participate in the 2021 Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.
If you are interested in donating, sponsoring, or helping in another way, please get in touch with Ian Chalmers or Paul Davies, or use this form: