Our Projects -

The Focus of our Efforts

Anaka Refugee Project, Uganda

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Our work in Uganda is based in Anaka, working in a refugee camp and holding daily football sessions for people affected by years of conflict in the region.  Part of our focus has been the use of football to help former child soldiers reintegrate back into society.


Stoke Football and Tennis Project, U.K.

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It is important to the Foundation to help people from Sir Stanley's hometown and we have worked in Stoke since our inception, with free football and tennis sessions held every week for local children.

Kratos F.C., Ghana

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During his playing career Sir Stanley was crowned 'King of Football' during a visit to Ghana and it felt fitting that we should carry on his legacy in this beautiful country.  We conduct weekly training sessions in partnership with Kratos F.C.

Onside Soccer, London, U.K.

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We have worked with Onside Soccer since 2018 and rate them very highly.  A community football club providing free football coaching for children, their team of fantastic coaches work hard to teach the basics of the game as well as instilling great values into all of their players.

Village Football Project, Nigeria

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Our newest project, the Village Football Project in Nigeria runs free coaching sessions for children and young people in rural Nigeria.

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Chennai Football Project, India

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Football is growing rapidly across India and the Foundation has a project in Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu State, providing weekly football training sessions for children aged under 15.

Kuala Lumpur Refugee Project, Malaysia

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Our project in Malaysia focuses on teaching and supporting the Myanmar Refugee community, providing weekly football sessions and with an emphasis on high quality sports coaching and promoting our lifeskills programme.

Twilight Football

Northern Ireland

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Our Twilight Football project is due to launch in Northern Ireland in Spring 2021.  Full details will follow in due course.

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