FOOTPRINTS AND ARSENAL IN SOUTH AFRICA
In January of 2014 Footprints entered into an agreement with Arsenal Football Club in the UK and Johannesburg Housing Company in South Africa to sponsor a 3 year program to supply young Arsenal soccer coaches, under the Arsenal gap program.
4 coaches from Limerick in Ireland flew to Johannesburg as well as 2 coaches to Cape Town. The youngsters work on a 13 rota system returning home quarterly and then being placed elsewhere in the world. This is a fantastic opportunity for the youngsters whilst demonstrating a commitment to South Africa as part of the whole life experience for South African youngsters. The feedback following the ‘gappers’ first assignment has been excellent in helping to change lives.