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23 June 2017

King's Football Raises Money for Tackle Africa

Monday may have been one of the hottest days of the year but it didn't prevent King’s College Football Leaders taking part in a Football Mini Marathon in support of Tackle Africa, a football-based charity that works to tackle HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Starting in the cool of the early morning the King’s pupils battled temperatures in excess of 30 degrees, playing various forms of football and ending with a round of ‘footgolf’ at Vivary Park Golf Course.

Chris Heayns, Director of Football at King’s Schools said, “It was a tough challenge in normal temperatures, but with the current heat wave, they all did an outstanding job and battled through."

Jane Carter from Tackle Africa said: “It’s great to see that this event went ahead in such high temperatures and we are very grateful to everyone involved.

“Our work is all about helping adolescents across Africa combat HIV and AIDS, the number one killer of young people in that continent. With the help of the youth at King’s we will now be able to train more coaches to pass on the message of protection and empowerment.”

She added: “Tackle Africa is extremely grateful to the staff and students at King’s College who took part in the Mini Football Marathon this week.”

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