July 15 – In San Diego, this past week Concacaf and Cal South partnered in spreading the message of Concacaf’s exciting new platform ‘Bigger Game’ and focusing on Sport 4 Development and harnessing the power of football for social change.
Led by the Concacaf Director of Development, former Premier League and Grenada international, Jason Roberts, MBE, the ‘Bigger Game’ believes in using sport as a vehicle for social change through community events and relationships.
Important topics such as women’s empowerment, safeguarding, child protection, mental wellness, and the development of football sessions have the power to link sport skills to life skills. Teaching and enforcing these skills through football transcends into the home, classroom, and the community to empower confident world changers.
In San Diego a coaches education workshop was delivered by Concacaf Educators and Cal South coaches followed by a girl’s youth football festival with over 100 young girls participating, the activities took place in advance of the semi-final between the US and
The goal of the ‘Bigger Game’ programme is simple, concise and embodies the ethos of Concacaf and Cal South. The promotion of social cohesion, teamwork, trust, resilience, effort, discipline, respect, and healthy living throughout the Concacaf region by increasing access to opportunities through football/soccer and social responsibility initiatives.
Concacaf CSR coordinator, Jennifer Roche said: “It was a fantastic event that demonstrated our determination to make a difference in the lives of young female players.”
Cal South Chair, Nick Webster added: “We are committed to bringing Concacaf’s ‘Bigger Game’ to all of Southern California and beyond. It was an honor to work with such a fantastic team who want to see this beautiful game played by everyone.”
For more on the Bigger Game visit https://www.concacaf.com/biggergame/
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