CAC Nominated At The Football For Good Awards
November 17th 2015. CAC is delighted to be nominated in not one, but two categories of the inaugural Football For Good Awards. We have been shortlisted for ‘Champion of the Women’s Game’ and ‘International Impact’. Two of our amazing implementing partners have also been nominated – GOALS Haiti for the International Impact award and Street Child United for the Game Changer award.
CAC has been shortlisted alongside incredible social development initiatives like those led by football legends Alan Shearer and Jamie Carragher and programmes delivered by football clubs such as Burnley, Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull, Manchester City, Reading and West Ham.
“We are honoured that our impact has been recognised in this forum,” says CAC’s Sarah Brown. “It is inspiring to be part of a global movement that is using football to benefit the most marginalised people in society and achieve locally-owned, sustainable change.”
The Professional Footballers’ Association is chairing the judging panels and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held in London on 2nd December.
CAC Attends Trust Women Conference, 2014
November 18, 2014. Dr. Judith Gates, CAC Board Member, attends the 2014 Trust Women Conference in London over the next two days. Trust Women is an opportunity for leaders from different sectors around the world to unite around a shared commitment to empowering women.
Coaches Across Continents, global leaders in sport for social impact, puts commitment to action every day on fields around the world with our football for female empowerment curriculum. This is a great event for CAC to be a part of, networking with like-minded organizations to take strides in the quest for gender equality, but also for a range of outlets, from government to foundations to corporations and media, to learn about what CAC is doing from a women’s rights pioneer.
Dr. Judith Gates has been an integral part of Coaches Across Continents from the organization’s inception. She is not only a key member of the Board but also the mind behind our ‘Chance to Choice’ curriculum and Self-Directed Learning philosophy. There is no better person to be representing CAC and all that we stand for in the name of female empowerment at such an international event.
Coaches Across Continents Behind the Scenes
June 11th 2013: Over the past seven days Coaches Across Continents have been developing many aspects of our off field work. Without off field work CAC would not be able to deliver successful and sustainable programs like the recent week in Uganda with the Buwaya Youth Association. Indeed consistent support is essential to allow CAC to run programs in 20 countries this year benefiting our implementing partners, volunteers, coaches and most importantly the children we impact.
From our office in London, CAC have developed many significant partnerships and networks which will continue to build the organisation as we reach the half way point of our 5th year. CAC are a significant part of the sport for social impact community and met with Beyond Sport this week to discuss future events in the industry including a showcase of CAC’s work in London. Furthermore, there are ongoing discussions with UNICEF regarding the potential addition of child and human rights into the extensive CAC curriculum, demonstrating the high regard CAC is held in globally. We are also in talks to link with an international soccer coaching organisation to ensure our programs consistently have the highest quality coaching.
In order to build our organisation and benefit implementing partners CAC have created a partnership with Thomson Reuters which will provide legal advice for successful applicants through their foundation. Confirmation of future CAC ambassadors from the soccer world will further increase our standing in the sport for social impact industry. Our partner XL Soccer Tours have been able to sell soccer equipment as part of our Equipment Across Continents initiative. Finally, extensive meetings with members of our business advisory board and the management consultancy group Fortitude Partners have also helped to form our future strategy towards the end of 2013 and into 2014 which will lead to the continued growth of the organisation. Our on-going off field work allows the on field programs to flourish as CAC continue to impact communities globally.
Coaches Across Continents working with UNICEF and Beyond Sport
The specific objectives are to:
- · Develop a final working draft of standards for safeguarding children in sport and sport for development
- · Plan an approach to testing and implementing the draft standards
- · Bring together ‘chains’ of organisations to develop implementation approaches that are coordinated with partners
- · Build an understanding of the support needed to promote good practice and implement any new areas in the standards most effectively
- · Finalise the action research process for the next 12 months
“We are delighted to be part of such an important development program with UNICEF and Beyond Sport and we are looking forward to working with our community partners to implement policies to protect children around the world” Nick Gates, Global Strategist, Coaches Across Continents.