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The holiday tournament attracted over 700 youths within Bulambuli and surrounding areas, we had 12 teams of boys below the age of 16 confirmed for the tournament of 23 teams that requested. The 12 teams were grouped into a group of 4 teams that played against each in respective groups, each group produced two best teams for knockout level (quarter finals) then two best 3rd placed teams also qualified to pick the 8 teams. The 8 teams played according to the fixture and had the 4 teams qualify to semi-finals, thereafter, we had two teams for finals where we had AVS soccer Academy and Bulako Sports Academy, we saw Bulako sports academy take the day while AVS youths took the second place. The best selected boys in Bulambuli Visited CRO youths in CRO Sports Facility and had time to experience quality sports facility In Mbale and also interact with young experienced CRO youths in Mbale.

Many children and youths have developed self-confidence, representation and motivation towards sports and education. Health forcus has been at its peak, given the openness that young people are expressing has helped us find means of helping them especially those with cases of sexually transmitted infections which is sometimes part of their family heritage. The Sports and health education focus during training sessions is now part of the sports program, which is given by the coach. Many young people in the community are now willing to learn which has made it possible to adapt to new learning programs through sports on topics like health, sanitation, conflict resolution, anger management in sports among many other topics.

So far two tournaments with our own boys who didn't make the finals, however despite losing in both we had the best performance so far and overall a great achievement for us.


Melisa Enos - AVS Assistant Manager

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By Post: Marie Cates
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Great Kingshill
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African Village Support is registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with registration number 1164318.

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