The TackleAfrica Football Marathon is coming to Manchester and they are looking for teams to compete in an amazing endurance fundraising event. Can you play football for 12 hours and save lives??
Manchester Football Marathon 2012 will take place on Saturday 30th June at Salford Sports Village. To enter a team please download the entry form below or visit http://tackleafrica.org/?p=2055 Deadline for registrations is 25th May.
TackleAfrica saves lives through football. We train Coaches, Teachers and Youth Leaders from partner organisations in 6 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa how to effectively deliver HIV education out on the pitch through high quality football coaching. Since 2007 TackleAfrica have trained over 1,100 coaches and our partners programmes have reached an estimated 50,000 young people with essential health messaging. For more info please go to www.tackleafrica.org
Here’s how it works:
- Squads of 8 will play 6aside football in an ingeniously structured super-tournament for 12 hours
- Each team has a fundraising target of £1,760 – which works out to £200 per player, £20 of which must be donated at time of registration
- Every team gets their own set of t-shirts, full fundraising support, and their own unique match schedules
- Teams will play about 25 games of 20 minute football, with roughly 4 games on to every ‘rest’ game
- During ‘rest’ games, some players will referee games involving other teams
- GPS systems from previous years indicate each player will cover about 40km over the course of the day – a little further than running a Marathon
- It’ll be really, really, really fun, if quite painful!
- The money you raise will save lives
Over the last 5 years, the Football Marathon has raised over half a million pounds. In 2011, 63 teams raised £140,000, playing 788 games of football in a single day!!
Play in or volunteer at one of this year’s Football Marathons: http://tackleafrica.org/?p=2055
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One game saves lives.