Put your love of football to the ultimate test this summer by entering one of our Football Marathons – TackleAfrica’s unique fundraising event. Each year over 500 people take part in our regional 12-hour tournaments in London, Brighton, Lancaster and Jersey, raising over £150,000 to support our work.
Each Football Marathon typically runs from 8am to 8pm. It’s a challenging physical feat for even the fittest of footballers, but the friendly atmosphere and camaraderie brings teams and players of all abilities back every year.
During the course of each Football Marathon, the average player can expect to run over 40km – about the same as the London Marathon. Squads of 8 play 6-a-side for 12 hours in a fundraising super-tournament with group stages, knockouts and playoffs.
Each team commits to raise a fundraising target (between £1360 and £1760 per team depending on the location – that’s just £170-£220 per player). You just need to find 8-10 people that will sponsor you £20 for an amazing cause and you’ve reached your target.
There are seeding points for teams that exceed their targets and we provide all the information, guidance and support you need.
The money you and your team raise will help save countless young lives across sub-Saharan Africa where ignorance and myths about HIV and how it’s spread result in over a million preventable deaths every year.
The Football Marathons unite fans of the beautiful game through our shared love of football. Here in the UK we use it to raise cash, in Africa we’re using it to raise awareness about HIV.
The potential of the model is mind-blowing… The act of taking one cohort of 20 coaches through the whole programme therefore has the potential to give thousands of young people access to HIV and AIDS education in their community.
2010 London Football Marathon winners The Hawks visited Kenya to see their cash in action.
We’re looking for teams, volunteers and corporate sponsors/partners for all of our football marathons – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.