The community of Pointe Michel, more particularly the youth of that village, was recently the recipient of a generous donation of sporting equipment, including jerseys, balls, and boots from UK Sports Development (UKSD). The Organization, which is affiliated to Professional English Football Club, Millwall FC, has as its motto “Helping the Community through Soccer” and as such encompass a number of programs that target this thrust.
One such program is the UKSD’s Social Change Through Soccer Tour that benefits countries in North America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. This particular program allows for youth leaders (high school students) within the UKSD to travel to different areas of the world and work one on one with children of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds enjoying a learning environment through sports. The UKSD leaders engage in coaching drills and also work on projects to improve local education, housing, access to water, etc based on the local needs within the targeted community. The Pointe Michel Community and more specifically the “Pointe Michel Football Club” is now a proud beneficiary of such assistance. The Pte. Michel Football Club considers this an excellent opportunity to liaise and maintain a harmonious sporting relationship with UKSD as it seeks to develop and strengthen linkages for the development of football and more extensively the youth and the community on a whole. The club and community would like to thank the UKSD for this kind contribution. This gesture is timely and will definitely contribute significantly to the holistic development of the young people of Pointe Michel. The club envisages future, mutually beneficial collaborations, principally through sports and community engagement, in its drive to develop strong minds and competent leaders who will one day be assets to the community and country on a whole. For more information on the activities of UKSD in Dominica please visit facebook page UKsd Soccer Development or their website www.uskd.org.