PROJECT START DATE
Project Start Date: 2012
Project Lead: Moses Kalanzi
Project Partners: The Sir Stanley Matthews Foundation, The Abato Foundation
Project Locations: Kampala, Mpigi and Anaka
Capital City: Kampala
Population: 28.2 million
Onside Soccer Uganda is by far our largest project and has had a significant impact since it's formation in 2012. Under the expert guidance of Project Director Moses Kalanzi and his team, it has grown from a small holiday football club in Kampala to now working in three locations (Kampala, Mpigi and Anaka) with hundreds of children and young people attending training sessions each week.
Apart from weekly football sessions the project also hosts regular tournaments, football camps and will shortly be entering a team into the national Ugandan league. Our work in Anaka is based in a refugee camp for those fleeing civil conflict in northern Uganda as well as those escaping violence in southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. A large number of our players are former child soldiers and we have established a counseling service to help them adjust back into normal society.
We have a large team of coaches in Uganda and provide regular training events, sending our Coach Education Team from the U.K. to Kampala in 2017 and 2018 to help raise the standard of coaching and to take over much needed equipment. We also provide online training opportunities for our coaches.