Caldicott takes part in a charity football tournament at Eton

15 November 2019

 

On Sunday 1 December Caldicott will be taking part in a very special 7-a-side football tournament at Eton College. The tournament will find our boys up against a number of other prep schools in what will be a fantastic day of football.

In 2014 three Eton schoolboys (Tom Pearson, Alastair Lyon and Nicholas Zafiriou) travelled to Tanzania with their sports master (Glen Pierce) to set up the first-ever ‘Ace Africa Football League’. Caldicott supported this initiative by running a 5 a-side football tournament and raising £5000. Ma'am Duncan also made a trip out to Tanzania and was able to see the football league in action. Five years later 2,518 children from 73 schools in rural Tanzania have taken part. School attendance, self-confidence and well-being have all improved dramatically - and the project has been commended by the Tanzanian government for improving girl’s engagement in sport.

To fund the league in 2020 Tom, Alastair and Nicholas are inviting football teams from top prep schools across the country to participate in this tournament with the goal of raising £20,000. This will go towards funding 10 Tanzanian schools to take part in their very own league, benefiting 400 vulnerable girls and boys across the region. We would really welcome the Caldicott Community’s support in getting behind the boys and the incredible work of Ace Africa.

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Boys taking part in the Eton College Ace Africa Football Tournament

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