• Meet the coaches heading to Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

    Meet Sophie Legros

    Favorite soccer team: Barcelona and the men and women’s French national teams.

    Favorite player: Zidane

    Favorite movie: I can’t list them all, so here are a few ‘5-star movies’: Se7en, Intouchables, Juno, Fight Club, The Sixth Sense, The Usual Suspects, Gran Torino (and many, many more).

    Favorite food: I’m always looking forward to eating some chapati when I go to East Africa.

    Who will win Euro 2012? Spain

    Funniest moment on the soccer field: I wasn’t on the soccer field, but seeing a huge crowd of people rush the field of the Malawi national stadium to dance at the end of an international friendly game, get chased by the police, run away and come back again multiple times was pretty entertaining.

    What you are most looking forward to with your volunteering? I am really excited to go back to Uganda for the third year in a row and especially to work with Friends of Orphans in Pader and see some familiar faces.

    Interesting fact(s) about you: One of my grandmothers lives in a apartment tower Рfilled parisian suburb and the other lives in Montgomery, Alabama.

     Sophie will be working in Uganda with a first year program and then returning to work in Pader with Friends of Orphans (FRO).

    Meet Melanie Baskind
    Favorite soccer team: Harvard Women’s Soccer Team!
    Favorite player: Messi
    Favorite movie: The Big Green (close call over She’s the Man)
    Favorite food: Peanut Butter
    Who will win Euro 2012? Italy
    Funniest moment on the soccer field: Whenever I head the ball…
    What you are most looking forward to with your volunteering? Making friends and learning some words in new languages

    Interesting fact(s) about you: I can do a Rubix cube!

    Melanie will be working in Zambia with Play Soccer and Zimbabwe with Sport 4 Socialization and Bulldogs Sports Development aswell as in Tanzania and Namibia.

    Meet Emmy Wheaton
    Favorite soccer team: Manchester United
    Favorite player: Wayne Rooney
    Favorite movie: Love Actually
    Favorite food: Mashed Potatoes
    Who will win Euro 2012? Spain
    Funniest moment on the soccer field: Practicing diving headers after four days of rain
    What you are most looking forward to with your volunteering? Meeting all different types of people

    Interesting fact(s) about you: I did my freshman year of college when I was one year old

    Anything else you want us to put out in the blogosphere? (i.e. quote/hopes/dreams/favorite color/astrology sign?)
    “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” -Dr. Seuss

    Emmy will be traveling to work in Zambia with Play Soccer and Zimbabwe with Sport 4 Socialization and Bulldogs Sports Development.