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The Gambia aid mission follow up

9 January 2023

Football strips donated by Shrewsbury Town FC, delivered by Emergency Services Aid Charity (Op Zephyr) and the blue and amber is now being proudly worn by champions in The Gambia!

Following our donation to an aid mission to The Gambia that was attended by our head of safeguarding, Pauline Newton, we have received this update on one of the teams who benefited from our donations.

Young Villa Football Academy (Gambia) Ladies Team have won the 2022 Kombo East District Female League scoring 2-1 against Samiro FC.

The academy is about so much more than the game; training is used to build self-confidence and educates about the disadvantages of FGM, child marriage, teenage pregnancy, sexual and other abuses against children. It also provides support to less fortunate children by providing learning essentials such as books, pencils and pens.

Pauline said: "I’m grateful for the ongoing support, proud to have been involved in this charity aid mission, to have supported YVFA (Gambia) and prouder still of what these ladies have accomplished. They are real champions!"

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