• CAC, One World Futbol, ACER and Chevrolet Release a New Video!

    1011488_489932241089527_1366900936_nSeptember 30th 2013. Check out Coaches Across Continents brand new video which demonstrates the incredible potential for soccer, our programs and One World Futbol (OWF). This was filmed in July in Brazil with the ACER organisation which we worked with around the Confederations Cup. The new video was constructed by ESPN who are now running this as a commercial which illustrates the power of the global medium of soccer.  It shows how CAC, as a partner of OWF, are able to bring their ball to life using our games all over the world.

    OWF’s partnership with Chevrolet has allowed communities globally to gain access to their indestructible ball. This includes ACER in Sao Paulo, Brazil who work with street children addressing education, community development and social protection. The OWF allows ACER to run soccer programs using a ball which will not burst or fall apart on their dirt fields. Coaches Across Continents are able to work with the groups such as ACER and outline how to use the ball to teach key social messages. These partnerships involving many organisations and sectors are integral to the development of soccer for social impact for children all over the world.

    Watch the video below, find it on our facebook, on youtube or on our videos page!

  • CAC Attends Football for Hope Forum in Brazil.

    June 26, 2013.  Nick Gates founder and Global Strategist of Coaches Across Continents is currently in Belo Horizonte, Brazil representing CAC at the FIFA Football for Hope Forum 2013 which runs from June 26-29, 2013.  Nick is honored to be one of the 130 guests invited where he will join other top football for social impact practitioners to share and discuss their ideas and successes in developing new theories to better make an impact throughout the world.

    It is a huge honor to be seen as one of the innovators for football for social impact and to be an invited guest to the forum. Not only will CAC be represented in Brazil, but many of our partners programs are invited guests and speakers at the Football for Hope forum. – Nick Gates

    Nick Gates working at the Football For Hope center in Katatura with our local partner Special Olympics Namibia.

    Nick Gates working at the Football For Hope center in Katatura with our local partner Special Olympics Namibia.

    These partners include Whizz Kids United (South Africa), Vijana Amani Pamoja (Kenya), and Colombianitos (Colombia) who will all be speaking at the event.  Other partners who will be attending the forum include Slum Soccer (India), Special Olympics Namibia (Namibia), and Delta Cultura (Cape Verde)  where they will be able to share ideas and thoughts with the top leaders of football for social impact.  It is rewarding and exciting to be partners with amazing groups like these who will be recognized at a worldwide conference.

    The Football for Hope Forum will last from June 26-29 where they will highlight many topics including tackling youth unemployment, empowering girls, preventing violence, integration, and resource mobilization. The forum will compose of many workshops and discussions on these topics, and will aim to better the football for social impact in countries everywhere.