Nyalenda Youngstars Life Skills & Football Training

Activity Report

Location: Nyalenda Football Club
Activity Date: 14.10.2023
Start Time: 2:00 PM   End Time: 4:00 PM

Facilitators: Thomas, Dilara, Tiago, Coach Billy
Number of Participants: 49
Male: 48   Female: 1

Activity Purpose/ Summary:
Saturday was a life skills session & Sunday we had a friendly match

Personnel Input:
In Saturday’s training session, Tom conducted a life skills session for the boys who attended the training. The session was centered around Discipline, Determination, and ‘Divine Madness’. The session mostly involved Tom giving out information to the children and the children giving their opinions on matters raised.

The friendly match was scheduled for Sunday. Since the opposing team didn’t show up at first, we decided to start an internal game with the Nyalenda Youngsters. For that, we divided the team into two teams which were equally strong. One was led by Dilara (BetterMe), and the other by Tiago (BetterMe). Coach Billy acted as referee. While the boys were playing, the previously organized team arrived. So we stopped the ongoing game and started the scheduled game which consisted of two halves, each lasting 15 minutes. Dilara and Tiago were leading Nylanda Youngster, while Coach Billy acted again as the referee. The final score was zero to zero.

By organizing friendly matches, the children get the opportunity to transfer the skills they’ve been learning during the training sessions. In addition to the improvement of individual skills, they practiced how to act as a team by supporting each other on the field. The match showed also what can be improved, which is an advantage for the preparation of the next training sessions.

Unanticipated Achievements:
The boys fought for each other and acted as a team. There emerged good passing combinations, especially in the second half of the match. The Nyalenda Youngstars dominated the game but unfortunately, there was no luck to score goals.

Supporting Partners:
Dewo Ngima CBO

October 14, 2023

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