County heading to the World Cup!

Street Games project to help kids in Brazil

Newport County AFC has donated kit to Street Games UK as they embark on an ambitious project to coach those under privileged children in one of the World Cup host cities Curitiba during the tournament.

Out of the 15 people travelling to Brazil 4 are from the Pill area of Newport including Omar Belhaldeen from our Academy. Omar will be accompanied by Simon and Dominic Lu and Rico Zulkarnain. Simon Lu, takes up the story:

In June 2014, we are taking 15 Volunteers to host-city Curitiba during the World Cup.

We will be working alongside the city’s football teams to deliver coaching projects alongside several building projects throughout the city.

We are holding significant talks with some major sponsors and are confident that the Brazil Legacy Tour will be able to replicate the success of South Africa 2010 on a bigger and bolder scale.

Huge community projects have already been scheduled, meetings with local politicians and dignitaries have taken place and the foundations are in place for Lionsraw’s biggest Legacy Tour yet. However, though the scale is grander, our ambitions remain the same; we will take with us the simple aim of engaging with as many young people as possible, to ensure that the World cup does not pass them by. 

We will also be attending four FIFA World Cup games and will have a Newport County AFC Flag to display at the games.

 Here are some links to our social media coverage.

heres a clip of the work we lionsraw done in South Africa and we are looking to improve on this in Brazil

All the kit provided by the club will be donated to the kids in Brazil and we hope that our ever increasing legion of fans will now incorporate South America! Keep an eye out for County flags whilst watching the World Cup!