Category: Coach’s Story 23 posts found


Coach Sibeko: Learning, Teaching, and Caring through SKILLZ Street

February 19, 2014

Coach Namhla Sibeko, Khayelitsha, South Africa SKILLZ Street, GRS’s female-specific program, was designed purposefully to empower female participants and teach them about their particular… Read More

Coach Potro’s Supporters

April 8, 2013

Coach Potro (with hat) and his GRS students “My supporters, are you with me?!”, shouts a Grade 8 learner from… Read More

Inonge Gets Real in Zambia

October 12, 2012

Note: The following first-hand story comes directly from on of our Grassroot Soccer Zambia coaches. Coach Inonge (left) in action… Read More

A Skillz Street Role Model

August 2, 2012

"If a person sees you as a mirror reflection, you shouldn't let that person down." Read More

A Catalyst for Change

August 2, 2012

"The most important thing is to make positive decisions and healthy choices." Read More

One Lucky Man!

March 9, 2012

In 2010, Coach Lucky conducted a GRS Skillz activity for the U.S. Men's National Team during their visit as part of the FIFA… Read More

Sithethelelwe “Kwinji” Sibanda

March 7, 2011

A Role Model for Girls in Zimbabwe Kwinji Sibanda is not only a coach and cornerstone of the Zimbabwean Grassroot Soccer… Read More

Andile Rafeni

October 1, 2010

Turning the Tide Against HIV/AIDS 25 year old Andile Rafeni grew up in a local community on the outskirts of Cape Town. Read More

GRS Port Elizabeth Features in Vanity Fair

July 12, 2010

The following is an article published 9 July, 2010 by Austin Merrill on VanityFair.com. Perie Zabathempu has begun her weeks… Read More

Finding Courage Through Skillz

March 12, 2010

Grassroot Soccer continues to make an impact on the lives of the youth who participate in our programs.  The following story from Skillz… Read More