Coaches-as-Mentors, Karbala, Iraq 23,24,25 March 2010
The Coaches-as-Mentors programme was successfully launched in Karbala by FC Unity chairman Dr. Nabeel Yasin and FC Unity founder Yamam Nabeel with the support of Karbala Provincial Reconstruction Team and the Kick for Nick Foundation.
The 3-day initial programme included lectures and workshops on citizenship and leadership, coaching clinics and a 20-team community football tournament organised by the FC Unity coaching team from the neighbouring Najaf province.
In all over 50 young Iraqis took part in the coaching clinics and citizenship programme with over 200 young people taking part in the UNITY tournament.
The programme took part in the Hurriya district of Karbala in partnership with 20 local community teams.
This programme is ongoing and further festivals, lectures and workshops will be held over the coming months.