A touring party of young people from South Africa spent a day at St Mary’s University College, Belfast on Thursday 13th October. During the day the girls were coached Gaelic Games by GAA Development Officer Ryan Mellon and Year 3 PE Students.
The Group are part of the Out of Africa Christian Organisation, who, provide extra schooling and sports for young people from townships in George, Western Cape in South Africa.
The aim of the Sports Academy is to transform and develop the next generation of young people through sports, whereby, they teach students the value and responsibly of being part of a team, being accountable to themselves and the rest of their teammates.
It is anticipated that those on the program will set an example to their peers and become catalysts for change in their school, sports team and community.