Kingston, Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica

Partners: Game of Life (GOL) Foundation, University of Nebraska Omaha Women’s and Men’s Soccer Team (UNO), Creighton Women’s Soccer, Iowa State University Soccer, Duhaney Park Football Club, Lawrence Tavern Primary, Duhaney Park Primary, George Headley Primary, Edith Dalton Secondary
Impact: 565 Children Reached

2018
This January, a team of volunteers will return to Kingston, Jamaica to donate equipment, complete 2 court makeovers and participate in the Second Annual GOL Charity Games.

2017
For the third year,  FFTW worked with the Game of Life (GOL) Foundation based out of Kingston, Jamaica to supply over 8 primary schools with full kits (jerseys, shorts, socks, shin pads and cleats) for each respective school team. FFTW helped host a youth clinic for kids from Kingston and assisted in the First Annual GOL Charity Games. 

2015
To kick off 2015, we returned to Kingston, Jamaica to work with the Duhaney Park Football Club and surrounding area schools. Over the course of one week, FFTW supplied four different schools with full kits for their football (soccer) teams and donated additional gear to the Duhaney Park Football Club, including new nets for their goals. FFTW has partnered with Duhaney Park and its community members to further enhance the field conditions and will be working on a development plan over the course of the year.  Duhaney Park Football Club is a neighborhood organization that serves over 250 youth footballers.

During this visit, FFTW formed a formal partnership with the Game of Life Foundation by becoming the organization’s first official sponsor. The Game of Life Foundation, founded by Shamal Thomas, is dedicated to providing primary schools in the Kingston/St. Andrew area with proper football equipment. Together donations were made to the following schools: Lawrence Tavern Primary, Duhaney Park Primary, George Headley Primary and Edith Dalton Secondary.

Six individuals from University of Nebraska Omaha and Iowa State football (soccer) teams volunteered for this equipment drive.

To learn more, view the video below.

 

2014
In January 2014, FFTW volunteer Monica Bosiljevac organized a FFTW equipment drive to take place in Kingston, Jamaica. Kingston, Jamaica is the home of Vance Rookwood, a former University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) men’s soccer player. The two were friends during their time at University and teamed up to expand programming to Vance’s home neighborhood, Duhaney Park.  On this first drive, Bosiljevac, Rookwood and a group of four additional UNO soccer players delivered over 500 pieces of equipment to the Duhaney Park Football Club and three local schools; Duhaney Park Primary, George Headley Primary and Edith Dalton Secondary School.

To learn more, view the video below.