NW5 Youth football team travelled to Bristol this weekend to take part in a large fundraising event ‘Tackle Africa’ to compete in a 12 hour back to back football tournament where they played various different adult teams for the winning title! They individually fundraised and raised just under £1000 which goes towards training courses delivered to football coaches in Africa, Where teachers and community leaders in Africa will be trained to deliver sessions back into their communities who they work with through fun and interactive football sessions with inbuilt health sessions and workshops alongside receiving sexual health information with access to health services including HIV Testing, contraception and referrals to clinical services, using football as a way to breakdown barriers with young people and adults as football is extremely popular sport.

Team captain Nathan Jobbins-Mandla ” It was a tough day not fitness wise but mentally playing 20 minutes games back to back with little breaks becomes the same but it was for a really good cause and it enabled us to get some experience playing outside of Camden. Had a really good day and proud of the whole team, even our manager managed to play in a game and score a goal! “

Overall we managed to score 89 goals between the whole team with Harry Murtagh being top goal scorer with 28 and winning 21 games out of a total of 24! A huge achievement and shows the talent of these young people from Camden bringing home another trophy, 17 now and counting! As The NW5 Youth team are smashing their way through games and on a winning streak! Keep an eye out as we will be taking part in Powerplay’s National Play offs to compete for a place in a tournament in Birmingham. Funding is limited at the project already and we’re looking for anyone or businesses who would like to sponsor the continuation of the football team and its fees into power league if this is something you’re interested in please contact Sharley at the project [email protected]