Staffordshire FA recently sent out some surplus kit to Uganda, to be utilised by a project called ‘Cleats Youth Soccer Foundation’. The Foundation is delivered in under-privileged areas by Tumusime Vicent, alongside Ojok Simon Peter.
Tumusime, who also coaches within the Ugandan FA and at Kampala University, had contacted Staffordshire FA in January seeking some guidance around coaching.
The discussions led to staff member Danny Hickinbottom remaining in touch with Tumusime on a personal level away from work, and off the back of finding out more about the Foundation and the positive impact it makes, Staffordshire FA were delighted to be able to support their work via the donation of some surplus kit.
Danny commented: “After an exchange of emails with Staffordshire FA, I’ve been conducting a number of coaching tutorials online for Tumusime and Ojok over Zoom during the lockdown in January; they were both really keen to learn and the projects which they run in Uganda make a big difference for the community.
“Staffs FA kindly offered to support their work via the donation and delivery of some surplus kit, and we hope that our donation makes a big difference for their local community.
“We are very fortunate for the opportunities which are provided by the volunteers across Staffordshire, and we hope that this donation to the Foundation in Uganda continues to support them in inspiring their local communities.”
The Foundation were delighted to receive the kit, and Tumusime shared the following message with Danny: “At Cleats Youth Soccer Foundation we want to take this opportunity to thank you for the great effort on support rendered to us in form of training kits, we received the items and we are so glad and happy for blessings. Thank you so much Mr Daniel and the entire family of Staffordshire FA.”