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Sports Charity News from Around the World

Sports Charity News

Welcome to the News section of the UK website. In here you will find a great mix of all the news taking place from around the world, from fundraising events to what's happening in the countries where we work. Have a browse down the list and see if anything takes your interest.

Latest News

John & Richard Run Comrades (89km)

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John & Richard Run Comrades

A huge thanks goes out to John Shirley and Richard Leech for raising £1500 towards our work. We need even more incredible people like them to get involved with exciting fundraising challenges; not only do you achieve yourself but you also help provide a platform for thousands of kids to reach their potential and achieve in greater areas of their own life! Read more »

Youth Day Celebrations in South Africa

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UTS Celebrates Youth Day

To celebrate Youth Day, we held an event on 15th June in partnership with Love Life and Letsema Circle at the Jabavu Rugby Stadium in Kwa-Nobuhle, Uitenhage. The Department of Health, Education, Home Affairs were also involved on the day, with stations set up for Diabetes testing, High Blood Pressure and HIV/AIDS testing (DoH), and birth registration and ID registration (DoHA). Read more »

North Halifax Schools take on the Gold Challenge

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North Halifax Schools take on the Gold Challenge

We have taken the excitement of the Olympics, and we’re running with it...literally!

The Olympics has landed on our doorstep and in order to raise our sporting spirits, The North Halifax Federation of Schools, have taken on the Gold Challenge in order to support United Through Sport. Read more »

The Journey Continues: Malawi, Zambia & Botswana

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The Journey Continues: Malawi, Zambia and Botswana

May has seen a busy month for our man Richard Bennett as he heads down through the African continent taking Rugby and important educational messages to thousands of kids. Read more »

Facilities Boost for School of Excellence

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Facilities Boost for Junior School of Excellence

There have been some exciting new developments at the Junior School of Excellence (JSE); the sports facilities are looking great! The children are very excited to start playing on their upgraded facilities, which will do wonders for their skills development. Read more »

Over 8500 Children Enjoy Sports

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Over 8500 children enjoy sports with us

The Mass Participation Programme (MPP) has continued to reach new heights in the first half of the year; reaching 43 schools and a total of 8600 kids with a total of 12 sessions per child in sports and life skills activities, totalling 103,200 sessions! Read more »

Gold Challenge Olympic Stadium Event

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Gold Challenge Olympic Stadium Event

Last Sunday saw thousands gather at the Olympic Stadium for a once in a life time opportunity to step onto the athletics track with a lucky few even taking part in a 100m race. Read more »

UTS visit schools in Ethiopia and Kenya

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Richard running a session

For the last month a team has been heading down through Europe and into Africa to deliver Rugby and other sports sessions as a platform to improve health, education and build life skills in young people.

Richard Bennett, leading the team gives us his update: Read more »

Nike and Roger Federer Support UTS

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Nike and Roger Federer Support United Through Sport

United Through Sport South Africa is proud to be one of the first 26 (NIKE)RED grant recipients. This fund is managed by the King Baudouin Foundation and aims to support our new Junior School of Excellence Program with a particular focus on the HIV / AIDS awareness life skills elements of the program. Read more »

Junior School of Excellence is Launched

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Junior School of Excellence

2012 marks the beginning of a new program at United Through Sport South Africa; the Junior School of Excellence (JSE). This is an after-school program based at Isaac Booi, a school in the disadvantaged communities of Port Elizabeth that we have worked with for the past 6 years. Read more »

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