Category: From the Field 133 posts found


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

Football For Hope Centre Opens Its Doors To Khayelitsha And The World

December 8, 2009

FIFA president Joseph Blatter gives the final speech during the opening ceremonies. On Saturday, December 5, a day after the 2010… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Gives HIV the Red Card

December 8, 2009

With the eyes of the global soccer community fixed on Khayelitsha, South Africa, the December 5 Football for Hope Centre… Read More

Barclays Spaces for Sports supports Grassroot Soccer Zambia

November 16, 2009

On Wednesday, November 13, 2009, Barclays Bank and Grassroot Soccer Zambia officially launched a 3-year partnership in Zambia under Barclays’ Spaces for… Read More

GRS Zambia, In Partnership With Barclays Spaces For Sports, Tests Record Numbers At Skillz VCT Tourney

November 6, 2009

Hundreds of people lined up in order to get tested for HIV. A total of 716 Zambians were tested, 87 of… Read More