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Overseas Projects

After his retirement from the professional game Sir Stan spent a great deal of his retirement coaching young players around the world.  Although he coached in Ghana, Uganda, Malta and the United States he is best known for his pioneering work in South Africa in the 1970's when, during the apartheid regime, he famously created the 'Sir Stan's Men' team.  This team was made up of young players from Soweto and were trained by Sir Stan for a number of years culminating in playing tours to Germany and Brazil.

Sir Stan valued coaching young players very highly and regarded his work as every bit as important to him as his playing career.  It is this work and Sir Stan's legacy that we want to honour at the Foundation and our overseas projects are of paramount importance to us.  We currently work in Uganda with a football project helping former child soldiers, we have a football project in Ghana (where Sir Stan was crowned 'King of Football') and we have further sports projects in Malaysia, Nigeria and India.

If you would like to find out more about our projects please feel free to explore the 'Our Projects' section of the website where you will find full details of what we do.

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