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For hundreds of South African grandmothers, football has become therapy
For hundreds of South African grandmothers, football has become therapy – physical and emotional. Every week, all across the country, they turn up – aged anywhere between 55 and 84 – in groups of up to 30 for training led by volunteer coaches.
Originally started in 2003 by social worker Rebecca Ntsanwisi in Limpopo – the northernmost province of South Africa – the “Soccer Grannies” movement has spread across the country like wildfire. There are now as many as 40 informal teams being established across the country – and there has been interest from women in neighbouring countries, such as Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Watch the award-winning documentary on the movement, produced by the New York Film Academy (NYFA).
For more information on the NYFA and the Soccer Grannies project, visit the website https://www.soccergrannies.com
Why not join in? Follow them on Twitter: @BallsForAfrica
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MoJoManuals addressing the wide range of issues which teenage girls face as they engage in competitive sport. Predicated on 'Physical Literacy' but also cover a range of other emotive issues such as: body image, diet, fit or thin, social media, training with menstruation, coaching style etc. – which impact how girls engage/drop out of sport – and potentially go on to be elite athletes and confident, mature young women outside of sport.
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