“Playing sport gives a child more than just physical well-being;
it contributes to a child’s development both psychologically and socially.”
Terry Butcher, Futurestars trustee
Two full time qualified coaches – Silas Donkoh and B. Asare Wilson – are employed to visit the five schools every week. The coaches dedication is clear to see and they follow programmes developed in conjunction with Lead coach, Titus Bramble to develop the children’s balance, co-ordination, technical skills in football and netball, teamwork and decision making.
The coaches visit one school each day, so every school has a weekly visit which includes:
Morning Football Session – Before-school football training for children selected to play in the school teams preparing to compete against other schools. Children showing particular talent will be invited to become part of the Development Academy
P.E. Session – Engaging and exciting PE sessions for all children designed by the team at Futurestars and implemented by the coaches each week.
Morning Netball Session – Before-school netball for the girls in all member schools. The coaches also prepare the teams for competitions and invite talented youngsters to become part of the after-school Development Academy.
UK based football affiliations have donated kit, boots and equipment for the children to use for matches and training. These donations are very much appreciated and the OMA Group ship the donated kit out regularly. Items of unwanted kit donated by children in the UK is constantly used and reused by the children within our project. We no longer have children playing with bare feet and the boots are used and then stored for the next group to use.