The F.I.F.A World Cup Brazil 2014

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The F.I.F.A World Cup Brazil 2014. Using the Olympic & Paralympic Values for major sporting events. 4 stories of inspiration, determination and courage. Bayan Mahmud The Ivory Coast 2006 World Cup Team Eddie Afekafe Haiti National Under 15 Youth Team. Bayan Mamud. Personal disaster. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The F.I.F.A World Cup Brazil 2014

The F.I.F.A World CupBrazil 2014Using the Olympic & Paralympic Values for major sporting events4 stories of inspiration, determination and courageBayan Mahmud The Ivory Coast 2006 World Cup TeamEddie AfekafeHaiti National Under 15 Youth Team

Bayan Mamud

Personal disasterHis father was a professional footballerWhen he retired he trained to be a doctorIn 2005 Bayan was 10 he came home one day to find his parents bodiesThey had both been murdered in a tribal attackHe was sent to live in an orphanage with his brother the gunmen returnedAs the brother tried to escape they lost contact with each otherAge 15 he sneaked into a cargo container heading for Argentina

Escape to a new lifePlaying kick about football he was spotted by a scout from Boca Juniors ( the top club in the country)He was given a trial with the youth squadOffered a professional contract at 18Changed his nationalityHopes to play in the world cup for Argentina

The Ivory Coast 2006 World Cup Team

2006 Civil War in the Ivory CoastIn 2006 a vicious civil war had been raging in the Ivory CoastCote dIvoire as they are officially known qualified for the World Cup by beating the Sudan 3-1 in their final qualification gameDidier Drogba of Chelsea appeared on National television to appeal for peace As result the warring group came together to agree a trucePeace talks were then started by President Laurent Gbagbo

In the competition the team lost their first 2 group matches to Argentina & The Netherlands In their final game despite being 2-0 down against SerbiaThey fought back to win the game 3-2

Eddie Afekafe Community Inclusion Officer Manchester City FC

Eddie AfekafeCommunity Inclusion Officer Manchester City FCWhen he was 19 he was convicted for attempted robberyTried to steal a safe from a shop using an imitation firearm

Eddie was sentenced to 6 years in prisonHe was released after 3 yearsWas given the chance to get his Level 2 football coaches qualification

Started to contact clubs in Manchester went alphabetically down a long listHeard nothing from those listed A to MThe next on the list was Manchester City he thought it would be a waste of time even trying them

City give him a chanceHe started as a volunteer in the clubs community officeWorking with youngsters from deprived backgrounds my past became very relevant to my role hereNow working with schools , colleges, universities, prisons & youth groups on life skills as well as footballThe project works with boys from 3 rival gang areas in Fallowfield, Moss Side and RusholmeThey come together for 6 hours a week and play as teams the gang politics are left at the door

Bid for the World CupFrom gun crime at 19 Afekafe was asked to front the England bid to stage the 2018 World CupAs a direct result of his community work with Manchester City he was part of the team put together by the FASharing the presentation platform with the rest of his team

David Cameron, David Beckham and Prince William

Proving football can change peoples lives

The Haiti National Under 15 Football Team 2010 Youth Olympics

2010 Earthquake & disaster for the nationOn January 12 a devastating earthquake caused major damage and hardship for the entire nation killing an estimated 220,000 peopleAround 2 million people were made homeless and were forced to live in tents and makeshift homesDespite this national devastation the under 15 youth football team had qualified for the first ever Youth Olympics to be held in August in Singapore Little was expected of the team who lost their opening match 9-0 to BoliviaHowever the team that had only been together for 6 weeks managed to win their second match against Vanuatu 2-1 which put them into the semi final against SingaporeA penalty in the final minute secured a 2-0 win for Haiti against the host nation putting the Haitians into the final against BOLIVIA !!Despite playing their match with passion & heart, they lost the final to Bolivia 5-0 but won the Silver medal !You can follow the progress the 14 year olds made in the competition as their match are all on youtube