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14th September 2009 

Thru: The Sports Department

To: The CEO,

       Aga Khan Education Services,

        Kampala, Uganda.

Dear Madam, 

RE: TRAVEL TEAM TO WALES (WELSH SUPER CUP 2009)

EYP participated successfully in the 25th anniversary of the Welsh International Super Cup 2009 that was held in Wales, United Kingdom.

The team of 18 Edgars Youth Programme members took active participation in the tournament. Among these 3 were team parents, 2 were EYP coaches and 13 child players who were divided into 2 teams of under 11 years (U11) and under 9 years(U9) age categories.

The tournament started on the 26th of July 2009 with an opening ceremony that involved matching on the streets team introduction and lots of music fan and fireworks.

The games kicked off on the 27th July 2009 and went on to 31st July 2009.

Regarding the tournament regulations each team had to play 8 and 7 aside games for U11 & U9 of age respectively for duration of 25 minutes each half. 

 

 

In the U11 age category EYP was put in class K that comprised of 14 teams EYP inclusive these were divided into 2 groups of 7 teams each as shown below: 

 

CLASS K

HEREFOND

SOUTH CELEDIGION

BARMOUTH DRAGONS

EYP

MELETE

Games were played on a league basis were the 1st and 2nd in each group qualified for the Welsh Super Cup semi finals, the 3rd and 4th in each group qualified for the Welsh Challenge Cup semi final, the 5th and 6th in each group qualified for the BOWL semi final while the 7th in each group went for play off for the plate cup.

EYP lost to 4 teams and won 2 teams to get the 5th position and thereby qualified for the BOWL CUP semi final were we lost to Wrexham Development to join the play off with the 7th in the groups.

On the other hand, the U9 age category played in class 1 with 20 teams divided into 4 groups of 5 teams each.

EYP played in groups 2 we lead the groups with 10 points after winning 3 games and drawing one game thereby qualifying for the Super Cup quarter finals where we lost and were engaged in play offs for the Challenge Cup semi finals. 

LESSONS LEARNT

Preparation proved to be important for better performance, most teams that had adequate preparation put up better performance and served good results

The tournament was well organised and well managed; it went on smoothly which showed a sign of advance planning, commitment and experience in organising such programmes.

Training facilities were great, these had an impact on children performance and with adequate training facilities and good environment children can improve their game. 

 

Recommendations

Seek sponsorship to boost our team, develop a formidable team that can perfectly compete and represent the organisation and the country at large

Strengthen school relationship so that we can perfectly fit in the school programme schedule in order to obtain enough team preparation time

Seek parents’ commitment and support towards player development programme.

Expose the children to as many competitions as possible to gain enough experience. 

Challenges Encountered

Limited number of players; Due to inadequate funding we were not able to raise a reasonable number of players for the teams; we therefore fielded almost same players for the 2 teams playing in different age groups.

Weather condition was also a challenge to some children who couldn’t cope up with the coldness and rainy days during the tournament.

We took a couple of days for our children to get accustomed to the weather condition.

The duration of the games was also a challenge since we had limited players, the situation wanted balance we never had adequate training prior to the tournament.

The school programme schedule was also a challenge since the tournament was on in July/August where ascending to our education programme schedule these are busy days for school children and this is normally the time students take their end of team two exams

CONCLUSION

EYP has made successful trips to Europe however this has been the 1st time to participate in a tournament in the UK children enjoyed their stay

Please also find a list of Aga Khan Pupils who travelled with Edgars Youth Programme to Sweden and United Kingdom in July and August 2009.  

Segirinya Saidi

Team Leader

Edgars Youth Programme 

AGA KHAN PUPILS WHO TRAVELLED WITH EDGARS YOUTH PROGRAMME SWEDEN

  1. KARL MARTIN NETZER (AGA KHAN HIGH SCHOOL)

  2. SEMAKULA KAKEMBO

  3. BWISO TRAVOR

  4. KITONSA TRAVOR

  5. RUDI GERHEARSTREITER

  6. LUGALAMBI CALVIN

  7. LUGALAMBI CONRAD

  8. BWANIKA AMOS

UNITED KINGDOM

  1. BATARINGAYA MARK

  2. BAHINDA SOLOMON

  3. MBAGUTA DERRICK

  4. KIMERA CARL

  5. NYAKAHUMA RONALD

  6. BWISO TRAVOR

 

 


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To:  EYP Management Committe

CC: Uganda Youth Football Association

From: Semanda Richard Nandigobe 

RE: NAIROBI TRAVEL TEAM REPORT 

EYP travelled to Nairobi Kenya on 26th August 2009 to participate in the Ligindogo Youth Soccer tournament that was held on 28th -30th August 2009 at Lingindogo play ground .

EYP travelled with 6 coaches,2 parents and  31 children of U9,U11 and U15 age categories which were grouped in group B in their respective categories. 

The tournament attracted teams from Uganda and the host country Kenya, of which Kampala Junior team, EYP, Uganda Junior League, Kisugu Soccer Academy and Uganda football Academy represented Uganda in various age groups and the results for our team were as follows; 

EYP U9 Team 

EYP 0 Vs Intripid 1

EYP 0 Vs UJL 0

EYP  VS  Kibera UTD (EYP won on a walk over basis after the opponents failed to show up and qualified for Bowl cup finals )

EYP Vs Ligindogo Karen B (EYP won the Bowl cup finals again on a walk over basis) 

EYP U11 Team 

EYP 0 Vs Kibera UTD 1

EYP 2 Vs League Karen 1 (EYP qualified for the plate finals)

EYP 2 Vs Kisugu Soccer Academy 1 (EYP won the plate finals) 

EYP U15 Team 

EYP 0 Vs Kibera UTD 1

EYP 5 Vs 0 Ghetto Light qualified for plate quarter final after disqualifying KJT and other teams that had fielded over aged players)

EYP 0 Vs Kibera Combined 4 

This therefore meant Edgars won two trophies as detailed above, however the organisers did not award us the trophies on grounds that they lacked logistics but promised to send us the two trophies that we won. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Challenges

Through the entire period spent in Nairobi we faced some challenges that included;

  • Lack of adequate funds to facilitate the entire team as we would have loved to travel with a team of great promising youngsters and hence make an impact beyond Ugandan boarders.
  • The organising committee of the tournament were very partial and at times filed to liberate on the exact age groups that should be fielded and this led a lot of conflicts among the participating youth teams.
  • Bad weather and poor playing fields were among the challenges faced while in Nairobi and this made it hard for the players to adapt too
  • In transport was also a problem especially hiring a comuter bus to drop players to the field was such hinderance in terms of costs and traffic jam which made it costly to us given that we were residing a bit far from the playing fields

 

    Recommendations

    • There is need to secure a sponsor for the Academy teams so that we can always travel with players that have fully developed in terms skills and technique.
    • The tournament organisers  should try to adhere to the FIFA rules and regulations of the football game to avoid being partial and also to make game more competitive for the betterment of soccer
    • Parents should be supportive to their players so that their talent is well developed together with Academics
    • The tournament organisers should schedule the youth tournament in period favourable to all foreigners and natives and also secure better playing fields

 

Conclusion

In order to successfully implement youth programmes thru grass root football, support from parents, government, UYFA and FUFA should be increased to fully benefit the youth for a better revived football glory.

In general the soccer trip was a success