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Top Female Footballers Help Kick Aids Out
Chelsea’s Emma Delvers and Birmingham City’s Christina Torkinsen and Milly Durrant will play a charity football match this Saturday as part of the international ‘Go Sisters World Series’ in aid of the charity ‘Friend of EduSport’.
“‘Go Sisters’ is a highly successful program run by EduSport an NGO in Zambia that is best known for its use of football to engage young women in an active lifestyle and encourage them to fulfil their potential both academically and in the field of sport.” Says Fiona Campbell, Sponsorship Manager of ‘Friend of EduSport’ (http://www.friendofedusport.org ), the charity hosting the event.
Go Sisters uses ‘Kicking Aids Out’ activities effectively within their training sessions and at their tournaments to allow girls to come together and learn vital facts about AIDS and how to protect themselves against transmission.
Saturday’s game will make up the London leg of the ‘Go Sisters World Series’, while games in Bath, Edinburgh, America, and several locations in Zambia have also been organised to take place this day.
“The funds raised by Saturday’s match will go to both the ‘Go Sisters’ programme in Zambia and the UK based charity ‘Friend of EduSport’. Friend of EduSport intends to utilise its share of the funds by providing educational scholarships to players who have become peer leaders in Zambia and taken on the responsibility of sharing their knowledge with their friends and family.” Says Derek Keir, Director of EduSport.
“The message of Go Sisters extends beyond the football pitch and serves to empower young women around the world to unite and seek equal opportunities through the vehicle of sport.” Says Clare Farrow, organizer and ex England U18, Doncaster Belles and Leeds United player.
A social will be held after the game in The New Bull and Butcher pub which has kindly given us both indoor and outdoor space for our players and supporters.
“Go Sisters, we can do it”
Issued on behalf of Friend of Edusport by Jessica McArdle, public relations consultant. For more information and images contact Fiona at Fiona@friendofedusport.org or Jessica McArdle on 077 2676 4888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Friend of Edusport Homepage:
Go Sisters event:
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How to get there:
Brook Farm Open Space
opposite Buckingham Avenue
Buses 34, 234 and 263 pass along the A1000 Great North Road. Alight by
Buckingham Avenue. Entrance to ground is opposite. From Totteridge
& Whetstone station turn right out of exit then right into open space. Football ground is about 8 minutes walk on your right hand side.
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Founded in 2007, Friend Of EduSport is a not for profit making organisation that utilises education and sport to enhance opportunity and potential amongst under privileged young people in Zambia. Founded by Derek Keir and Fiona Campbell, two sport and education professionals who wish to improve the lives and education of young people in the developing world. We are continually searching for funding to maintain and develop our programmes that offer a bright future to each of the participants. Additionally we rely on the support and enthusiasm of volunteers in the UK and America to assist our fundraising efforts.