Category: News 303 posts found


Nike, GRS Team Up in 4 Countries

May 7, 2009

Nike and GRS have joined forces to fight HIV in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. This partnership will enable GRS to reach more… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Named Beyond Sport Finalist

April 29, 2009

Grassroot Soccer was recently selected by a prestigious panel of judges one of 3 finalists in consideration for the Beyond Sport Best Project For… Read More

11 for Health Pilot Launched

March 5, 2009

Source: www.fifa.com It is a scorching summer’s day and FIFA Chief Medical Officer, Professor Jiri Dvorak, is lying on a field doing… Read More

Skillz Magazine Published Nation-Wide in South Africa

February 2, 2009

The first edition of Skillz Magazine was published nation-wide in South Africa on February 1st via the Sunday Times Newspaper. A production of Football… Read More

GRS Named New PEPFAR Partner

January 14, 2009

On December 1st, the US Government announced 19 New Partnerships against HIV/AIDS, including a massive scaleup of the Football For an HIV Free Generation Initiative in South Africa. Support from the New Partners Initiative (NPI) will enable GRS and its South African partners to expand programming to 250 schools across South Africa, educate over 230,000 youth, and reach over 3 million people with soccer-themed multimedia promoting HIV prevention. Read More

Kaizer Chiefs’ captain Jimmy Tau joins the fight against AIDS

December 3, 2008

Source: Soccer Laduma A number of South African sports stars, including Kaizer Chiefs captain Jimmy Tau, attended events in Port Elizabeth and… Read More

2010 World Cup Provides Platform for Major HIV Prevention Initiative

December 1, 2008

Today, World AIDS Day 2008, marks the official launch of the Football for an HIV-free Generation (F4) Initiative. Driven by an alliance between… Read More

HIV Testing Gets a Kick Out of Soccer

November 27, 2008

Source: Sisanda Mabona, The Herald, South Africa In a bid to encourage young people to know their HIV status, the second annual Kick… Read More

GRS and FHI Takes the Field in Tanzania

November 24, 2008

Source: Family Health International Family Health International (FHI) is teaming up with Grassroot Soccer (GRS), a US-based nonprofit organization that uses the popularity… Read More

Researchers Call for Multi-Level Programs, GRS Listens

October 21, 2008

In a recent article published in The Lancet, leading researchers called for “multi-level” behavior change strategies that utilize “a mix of communication channels… Read More