On November 29th and 30th 2023, Green Heart of Kenya partnered with local soccer organizations and teams to hold the inaugural Green Heart of Kenya Soccer tournament.
What an occasion it was! We had 8 teams participating, including Takaungu United, the eventual winners of the tournament. We witnessed the vibrancy of the local community and their passion for talent development. It was a wonderful occasion to see the support that young people receive from their communities.
When officially kicking off the tournament, the Managing Director of Green Heart of Kenya, Mr Lachlan Gordon Athie said, “We hope this is the start of a long-term partnership between Green Heart of Kenya and the youth in Kilifi. We want to have an open-door relationship with you where we can help grow your talent as you help us make Kilifi a better place.” Indeed, this resonated well with the players and their fans.
What is the future of the football tournament? In 2023, we are planning to make talent development a major part of our community engagement program. We plan to host another sports tournament this year and make it even bigger. We invite all potential partners who are similarly interested in growing local talent in sports to reach out to us and partner to drive the agenda of talent development in Kilifi.
Happy New Year. Let us make Kilifi better.