Category: From the Field 137 posts found


June 9, 2010

Inspired by opportunities to create innovative partnerships, GRS has joined international philanthropist and entrepreneur Bobby Sager and internationally acclaimed musician Sting as the key… Read More

Port Elizabeth Hosts Freedom Day VCT Tournament

May 13, 2010

On Freedom Day, while most South Africans were celebrating the Freedom of their country, in Port Elizabeth, Grassroot Soccer was celebrating another type of freedom:… Read More

GRS and J&J Host Girlz Got Skillz: A Young Women’s Summit on Health, Leadership, and Empowerment

April 16, 2010

On Tuesday, April 6th, the girls toured around Cape Town, stopping on Signal Hill for a view of the city. From April 5-10, 2010,… Read More


March 30, 2010

Khayelitsha, South Africa-- Sir Elton John plays find the ball with Grassroot Soccer Coaches and participants in the Football For Hope Center. Sir Elton… 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

IMF Managing Director Calls GRS “Inspirational”

March 12, 2010

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, made time during a whirlwind trip to South Africa to visit  Grassroot… Read More

Master Coach Titie Plaatjie Features In New Book “Eleven”

March 5, 2010

Nolusindiso ‘Titie’ Plaatjie, of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, has recently been featured in the book ELEVEN: Making Lives Better, 11 Stories of Development… Read More

GRS Coach Lunga Sidzumo Wins Mac Aids Fellowship

March 1, 2010

Lunga Sidzumo , co-founder of Ragball International, poses with a handmade ragball. As a young leader in the fight against HIV and AIDS, Grassroot… Read More

The Revolution’s Chris Tierney Spends His Off-Season With GRS

February 17, 2010

Chris Tierney is in his third year playing left midfield for the New England Revolution. Chris Tierney, a wide left midfielder for the New… Read More

I don’t care about your name, I just want to see you dance!

February 11, 2010

The following is an excerpt from GRS Intern Eren Munir’s Blog, Eren in Africa.  Posted on 5 of February, 2010. Read More