PROJECT START DATE
Project Start Date: 2018
Project Lead: Solomon Jarju
Project Partners: Tree of Life Foundation
The project is located in Banjul, western Gambia
Capital City: Banjul
Population: 2.05 million
Onside Soccer partners with the Tree of Hope Foundation to run a weekly football project in Banjul, the Gambian capital. Under the expert guidance of ex-professional footballer Solomon Jarju and Coach Melvin, the project meets every weekend with approximately 40-50 players attending.
The standard of play is high despite the poor facilities and the project is becoming well known for developing talented footballers. Onside Soccer currently employs Coaches Solomon and Melvin on a part time basis to look after the project and has also supplied equipment to help professionalise the project.