Author Archives: Florian Merker

Sascha Bauer hosting trainer workshop for refugees in Germany

In January 2017 our head coach Sascha has moved his living quarters from Brazil to Germany again. Here in Germany his skills can easily be transferred and applied as the integration of migrants has become a daily fact of life and requires experienced, sensitive handling. ‘Football …

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Kick & Code 2016 – SAP and FFWU co-operation – Coach training and festival in Cape Town

  This year the Kick & Code week was conducted in Cape Town in the Cape Flats and happened somewhat different from previous years Kick & Code Week in Pretoria. Because of differences between Western Cape National Football Association and …

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Sascha Bauers review of the 2015 events

  Dear Friends, Another exciting year is coming to an end – I want to thank all of you for your support and to reminisce about my personal highlights of 2015. In April we were able to stage another coaching …

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From Mozambique to South Africa

The next training course was held by Sascha Bauer from 21st April to 24th April at the GCU Academy in Cape Town, our partner NGO for some years. This time Sascha was accompanied by Austrian ex-professional player Gerald Gansterer, who …

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Training course in Maputo successfully completed

19 We have the pleasure to announce all 26 attending youth trainers have successfully completed the course. DFB Vice-President and BFV – President Dr. Rainer Koch presented participants personally with official Festa de Futebol t-shirts and gave a motivational talk …

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Training course kick off in Mozambique

The course was generously financed by the Sozialstiftung des Bayrischen-Fußballverbandes and is led by our FFWU trainer coach Sascha. Attending trainers were already involved in previous projects in Albasine, Festa de Futebol and Fotebol da Forca events. This is the …

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FFWU celebrates 5th anniversary

181Dear members, friends and everyone interested, Exactly five years ago we founded Football for Worldwide Unity with 13 enthusiastic people from all walks of life. As some of you might remember and for all who don’t know the details our …

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Review of Festa de Futebol 2014

The project has been successfully continued by local project co-ordinators Artur Silasse and Jair Samba, who with the support of over twenty trainers organised and ran twelve Festas, which reached more then 1000 children. The events consistently have pedagogical and …

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Janine and Matthias visit ‘Soccer without borders’

During their journey through Central America, Matthias and Janine also went to meet Josh Hardester in Granada, Nicaragua, co-ordinator at Soccer without Borders, a similar project to ours focussing on reaching and educating through football, particularly young females. The project …

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Visitors from Germany

In January 2014 team members Janine and Matthias paid a visit to our projects in South Africa and Mozambique. During their private travels they took the time in their role as FFWU Marketing and Communication managers to see the projects …

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