Ace Africa is an amazing organisation, working in tough and challenging conditions and changing real lives.
Glen Pierce, Eton College
The Arusha Ace Africa-Future Stars Academy 2016 Football League has been entirely funded by 4 incredibly generous UK Schools: Eton College, Caldicott Preparatory School, Cothill House and Bradfield College.
Each school committed to raising a minimum of £2,500 each, in support of 1 school in rural Tanzania. Since an array of events such as 5-a-side fundraising football matches, in-house competitions or sweater sales each of the schools have gone above and beyond this target enabling the 2016 League to support 20 teams from 13 underprivileged primary schools in Arusha District.
The Ace Africa-Future Stars Academy 2016 Football League would not have been made possible without the invaluable support of Eton College’s Master of Sport, Glen Pierce. Since Glen spent his sabbatical back in 2014 to set up the Leagues pilot project in Arusha, Tanzania, he has been the driving force behind the involvement of other UK schools and the brains behind all sorts of fundraising initiatives in order to support the kick off of the Ace Africa-Future Stars Academy 2016 Football League.
Ace Africa would like to thank The Peter Cundill Foundation who have entirely funded the newly set-up Future Stars Football League in Moshi. Without their generous support this second league helping close to 200 underprivileged children would not be possible. This grant will go towards helping girls and boys from 10 schools get regular exercise that will not only improve their physical condition but improve their output in the classroom.