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The Stevenage FC Foundation’s latest trip to Africa proved a resounding success with the 15-strong group of volunteers working hard to improve life for a group of youngsters in The Gambia.
After flying to the country’s capital Banjul on Tuesday 1st April, the Boro contingent then set off for the town of Sitanunku the following morning. Here they camped with representatives from Football Gambia, a UK-based charity who helped organise and facilitate the trip.
Over the next three days the Stevenage group designed and constructed a brand new adventure playground, provided football coaching for the local team and visited local homes and schools to experience what life is really like in this part of the world.
Along the way the group were warmly welcomed to a number of local festivities and were able to donate items provided by the Foundation, nPower and Stevenage supporters. Boro Bear also got in on the act, entertaining the youngsters throughout the trip and showing off his African dancing skills.
Last Friday the volunteers took part in a friendly match against the Sitanunku team, where spectacular goals from Jamie Drackford and Sam Harte gave Boro ‘fans’ something to cheer about in an entertaining 5-2 defeat on a particularly large and sandy pitch (that's our excuse anyway...)!
Check out the club’s Facebook page to see a selection of photos from Gambia 2014.
If this sounds like the kind of trip that you would like to get involved with, then why not join the Foundation on their return trip to Gambia in 2015 which is planned to take place between 31st March and 7th April 2015?
The Foundation will be holding an information evening on Monday 28th April 2014 at 7.30pm in the Executive Suite at The Lamex Stadium, where interested volunteers* can find out more details about the trip. It is compulsory to attend this meeting if you wish to participate in the 2015 trip.
To register your interest please email your name, date of birth and occupation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note volunteers must be aged between 18 and 70 to comply with the Foundation's insurance policies.