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Andrew Murch Under 16’s reaches the Semi’s!

Posted: 28th June 2011 12:26pm
Andrew Murch Under 16’s reaches the Semi’s!

After weeks of hard fought games the finest young stars of GAFFER’s teams have battled their way to within just 90 minutes of the biggest final of their lives!

The Semi-Finals are due to be played this coming weekend and feature neighbouring villages and long standing rivals Jora and Rukanga villages facing off on Saturday. On Sunday another derby will see Itinyi Village take on Kale for a spot in the big final! The standard of football is improving at a great rate in Kasigau and from a league traditionally dominated by bigger teams; it is fantastic to see that training can pay off so sweetly for these young guys from the smaller villages. All at GAFFER are excited by the prospect of selecting the next GAFFER Youngstars from the finest players from the teams that have played so hard in the qualifying stages! We have a date with the big boys in Mombasa and are looking to take our first Under-16 victory in the big city in 2011!

GAFFER Sport & Health day out!

Posted: 20th August 2010 5:23pm
GAFFER Sport & Health Day!

GAFFER took advantage of the school holidays to organize a day of football tournaments, health education and HIV Counseling and Testing for the people in and around Buguta Village!

The Men’s football tournament saw six Villages from the area represented. After hard fought qualifying rounds the Semi-Finals both went to penalty shoot outs! Kale beating Marungu and Mkamenyi showing Kisimenyi how to kick from the spot! Hundreds of fans cheered the teams on in the final match and after a hard fought game Kale reigned supreme with a convincing 2 – 0 victory! The winning team were awarding a large goat for their outstanding efforts! Kale are the team to watch as GAFFER Sport plans the upcoming Kasigau Champions League 6 for the big guys!

GAFFER Health continued to build on their excellent work in the local schools and health centres! The Peer Educators were on hand to answer questions relating to sexual health issues and St. Josephs Centre of Hope provided free Voluntary Counseling and Testing facilities for the assembled. Five nurses occupied private consultation rooms set up by GAFFER Health and tested and talked to those who chose to know their status. By the end of the day 63 people had been tested. HIV Testing is an important tool in the fight against the virus and GAFFER Health aims to work with St. Josephs to increase awareness of the free services available in the area.

GAFFER School visits

Posted: 9th April 2008 1:03pm
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James has been hard at work for GAFFER visitng the schools and villages we work with. The welcome has been amazing and the kids are all still very active and playing lots of football after school! The men's teams are now hard at work also training for the new league. Fixtures lists are going out today and we have lots of exciting times ahead!

Keep checking back here soon for details of how the league and the youth training is continueing. We are also soon to be putting video content on the site featuring matches from the league!

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