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GRS sends three to Brazil


GRASSROOT Soccer Zimbabwe (GRS) will send two students, Trust Rutaya of Sizane High School and Briony Sibanda of Founders High School, to Brazil for the Football for Hope Festival which will run from June 28 to July 7.


GRS operations manager Primrose Dube said the two will travel with an official Bhekimpilo Moyo.

“During the World Cup, Fifa holds a Football For Hope Festival where they celebrate the power of soccer for social change. Grassroot Soccer was asked to come up with three people to attend the festival. They will join 32 other teams from around the world,” she said.
Dube said GRS would be represented by Grassroot Soccer South Africa and Zambia.

“There will be sessions for the teams as they will play football, attend workshops and cultural events,” she said.

Dube said Rutaya and Sibanda were selected after going through the GRS curriculum which is delivered in high schools. Schools were asked to choose two students who had gone through the curriculum who could be ambassadors and were good in public speaking.

The festival was launched recently by former Brazil striker Ronaldo, Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke and Brazil’s Sports minister Aldo Rebelo.

During the festival the participants will have a chance to exchange information about best working practices, play football and get the chance to watch some World Cup matches.

The event will demonstrate how football would help people bring social development to their communities. There will be exhibitions of fair play, passion for football and cultural diversity, reflecting the different origins of the participating organisations and delegations.

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