Soccer Icon Seamus Malin Heads to Tanzania
February 4th 2015. Seamus Malin has had an illustrious soccer career. As a journalist and TV announcer he has commentated on seven World Cups, three Olympic Games and countless Champions League matches. He was the broadcast voice of the NY Cosmos in their heyday from 1978 -1984. And he was inducted into the US National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005 and remains the only TV commentator elected to that body.
But this April and May, Seamus is taking his role as a Board Member with Coaches Across Continents to the next level. Seamus is headed On-Field to work with our partner programs on Unguja and Pemba islands, Tanzania. Here Seamus will work with our partners as they harness the true power of sport for social impact, tackling such issues as corporal punishment which is still legal and practiced there and female empowerment. Seamus will help these local communities address their cultural and traditional problems so that they can choose their own future through sport.
Seamus says, ‘together we can help children in developing regions around the world play soccer, learn life skills and become leaders in the community.’
Seamus is looking for your support of Coaches Across Continents in Tanzania, and has targeted the ambitious goal of $27,000 which is the cost and value of one year-round partnership. In 2015, Coaches Across Continents will be working in more than 80 communities in 30 countries. Help out this soccer icon today by donating and follow the story of his trip and its impact on these two islands off the Tanzanian mainland.