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.
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.
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
“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