Rise as One- Training Blind Football The Incredible Story


 

This incredible story from Rio shows the amazing and endless strength of those with handicaps who are brought together and are able to use football to enhance their lives as most never thought they would ever be able to play sport again but with the brilliance and fantastic people involved in blind training more and more people are playing and having the confidence to get involved with blind football.Blind football is a very difficult concept to learn and a lot of people never return after trying the first time if they don’t feel comfortable or if they don’t see a level of success that is acceptable to the participant but for those who stay those who have the courage to try again and again it can bring so much joy and keeps people involved in sporting activity and another example of the worlds greatest sport and how it changes lives all over the world.

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Football Rise As One,The David Vs Goliath China Story


 

This is a great story of just how far the football tidal wave hits in such remote areas around the world and in this story that tidal wave hits China. Football in China is the fastest growing sport and is getting more acclaimed with every year after decades of poor performance and lack of funding resulting in a decline and a sub standard culture of football in the country.This story shows how a team from Beijing travelled to play a team from a remote village in an extremely poor region in which the poverty is so bad that villagers explain that they used to sacrifice animals and blow up their bladders in order to play.The story shows how football is not just a game it is a tool and a force for good to improve relations and create communication links to some of the worlds most remote regions.

The game ended 13-7 to Beijing but the score wasn’t important, the important element is the legacy and footprints left behind to support and promote football for all and take away barriers to participation.Since the game there has been a major development for the people of Yuhu village as Budweiser have funded a full sized astro turfed pitch to be put in the village and you shall see in the video why that is such an important step for these rural communities.

 

 

Touching Story- A Teenage Goalkeeper Rising Above Bullies


Goalkeeper Dan Cui has a story that rises above bullies.A Goalkeeper playing above his age group was made a scapegoat for a schools horrendous form and what happened next with a little help from his friends and Facebook he got his confidence back and became a star and had his moment of glory by helping the school finally secure victory with a sensational last minute save.

Cui, in actuality, isn’t a bad goalie, but he was playing above his age and his confidence had taken a bit of a beating from class mates calling him names such as the “Worst Goalie Ever.” Some of Cui’s teammates, however, came to his defence, using Facebook to fight the cyberbullying. They found a good picture of Cui making a save and posted it as their Facebook profile picture. More and more people from Cui’s school joined in and soon more than 100 students had liked, commented, or changed their pics to Cui’s save.

Brain Training, Is it the answer to England’s playing and coaching problems, A very interesting Article!, what is your view ?


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BRAIN TRAINING AND THE ENGLISH COACHING ISSUE 

(this is the link to the interesting brain training link if you would like to see)      http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/9421702.stm

 

This is an interesting view on the way we think about what kind of development we prioritize to our players from when they are academy players all the way until they reach the peak of their professional careers.Over the last 10 years UEFA A Licence coach Michel Bruyninckx has been training young players with a concept of “Brain Centered Learning” and to remarkable effect, some players he has coached has come out of his program a new player and being able to achieve techniques they were never able to do before such as the story of  Faris Haroun, who was sent to work with Bruyninckx and the Belgian International returned to his club being able to use his left foot with enough ability his…

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A New Nation Is Born, The Story Of South Sudan And Using Football As A Tool For Hope


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 Football Bringing Hope To A New Nation

After years of brutal violence and war, the world finally has its newest nation and its newest addition to the Football world .South Sudan declared its independence from Khartoum in which they have  been battling since the 1950’s and within 1 day the country was already ready take on its first challenge as a brand new United Nations State , their very first football match.The South Sudanese never believed the day would come that they could be called an independent state after years of Civil war with the North in which it is estimated that around 2 million people have been killed and has completely decimated all structure and infrastructure in the region.The bitter feud has grown in the region between the predominantly Christian and Animist in the South and the Muslim North.Many people have questioned the decline of infrastructure in the region due to its enormous Oil wealth, but a divide that has…

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CNN Hero And Football Changing Lives in Haiti


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This is a story of a Hero and one of life’s true ambassadors for goodness and generosity. The story starts in 2006 when Patrice Millet was diagnosed with a rare bone Cancer in which his only option was a stem cell transplant or face death. Patrice Millet opted for treatment in the USA and after a 9 month fight for life he was finally in remission and was able to return to Haiti in 2007.

Millet decided that he was going to do everything and anything he could to help the children of Haiti after a devastating time in the country’s history and finally lead the life that he wanted instead of the one he felt he had to lead by giving Haiti’s youth a chance of a prosperous future.

“Every day you see so many kids in need, so many bad stories, tragic stories,” All my life, I wanted…

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YUWA PROGRAM EMPOWERING CHILDREN USING FOOTBALL


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YUWA INDIA  EMPOWERING CHILDREN WITH FOOTBALL

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This is a truly inspiring story from one of the poorest provinces in India .The province of Jharkhand only gained statehood in the year 2000.The province has some of the worst statistics in the country in regards to important demographic and social inclusion aspects for example only 40% have some form of electricity and literacy is below 40 percent for the region.These two elements have allowed the region to fall victim to many atrocities in which poverty is the main catalyst. Child abduction and Bus Bombings are rife in the area from  Maoist revolutionaries and running battles with authorities are a regular occurrence. The main victims in all of this strife are the local youth and especially young girls who are forced to marry young and have their young lives taken away from them as well as their innocence.

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