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SFA kick off Malawi coaching programme

04/09/2013
Sport and physical activity / International
Footballing partnership will benefit up to 1000 people thanks to legacy funding.

Minister for External Affairs Humza Yousaf announced a £75,000 legacy funding boost for a football coaching programme as he helped pack up football kits and equipment bound for schools and communities in Malawi.

The initiative – announced by the First Minister in March as part of Legacy 2014 - will see up to 1000 children and adults benefit from a series of coaching education and referee development courses in a partnership between the Scottish Football Association (SFA) and the Football Association of Malawi (FAM). 

Building on the SFA’s experience of current initiatives in Scotland, the weeklong visit will also pilot the successful SFA ‘School of Football’ programme with a school in Malawi, providing an excellent opportunity to develop future sporting and educational links. 

It is hoped that the initiative will increase participation in football and help develop an infrastructure for football in Malawi, supported by the exchange of skills and knowledge between the two nations for years to come.

Minister for External Affairs Humza Yousaf announced a £75,000 legacy funding boost for a football coaching programme as he helped pack up football kits and equipment bound for schools and communities in Malawi.