In 2014 three Eton schoolboys (Tom Pearson, Alastair Lyon and Nicholas Zafiriou) travelled to Tanzania with their sports master (Glen Pierce) to set up the first ever ‘Ace Africa Football League’. Caldicott supported this initiative by running a 5 a-side football tournament and raising £5000. Ma'am Duncan also made a trip out to Tanzania and was able to see the football league in action.
Five years later 2,518 children from 73 schools in rural Tanzania have taken part. School attendance,self-confidence and well-being have all improved dramatically - and the project has been commended by the Tanzanian government for improving girl’s engagement in sport.
Caldicott is entering a 7-a-side team into the 2020 tournament and would welcome your support.