It might be off season in the Premiership, but at this time of year there’s more football than ever for TackleAfrica’s UK team. The summer months see teams up and down the country, including across the Channel to Jersey, battling it out during our football marathon season. A football marathon is a twelve-hour non-stop football extravaganza, where the points come not just from scoring goals, but from raising money. So far this year our marathons have raised well over £100,000 for our programmes in Africa, providing HIV and sexual health education and services to young people. Huge thanks to everyone who has played, fundraised, volunteered and supported us so far!
Vying for future marathon glory, we were delighted to hear that students from King’s College in Somerset held their own “mini-marathon” last week, raising hundreds of pounds to add to the pot. On one of the hottest days of the year, students battled it out with football and other games all in the name of charity. Chris Heayns, King’s director of football, said: “It was a tough challenge in normal temperatures, and in the current heatwave they were all outstanding.” Next year’s football marathoners should watch out, there seem to be some young upstarts in town.
Read the article in the Somerset County Gazette here. If you are interested in running a mini-marathon at your school, drop us a line at