Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Forest Ladies and Football Gambia Need Your Help

Forest Ladies and Football Gambia Need Your Help

Nottingham Forest Ladies FC captain, Jemma Connor-Iommi, is fundraising ahead of her trip with Football Gambia.

In January 2013, she is taking part in a two week trip to The Gambia with the charity, who help promote and develop education and communities through football in the West African country.

Jemma explained just what she will be doing whilst on the very busy trip:
'During my time in The Gambia I will be visiting two small disadvantaged villages in the north of Gambia, Sittanunku and Cheesay. There I will be working with the Football Gambia team to deliver an education through football programme, with a view to develop the women`s game with young girls in the villages.

'As well as the education through football programme, I will be working with local schools and helping refurbish their current building and build extra ones! Some of my roles will be painting, building fences and walls with mud and branches, and putting together a roof, using branches and leaves. We will be camping within the grounds of the local schools to enable us to work from 5am through until 7pm. Once the work within the schools finishes for the day, I will begin my evening coaching sessions from 7pm-9pm.

'This is a great opportunity to deliver grassroots football to young people in Gambia, who currently play football on a sand pitch, using trees as goals and numerous plastic bags rolled into a ball and tied together as a football. They play barefoot and in the same clothes they wear to school for sometimes the next two weeks. I am taking a collection of old and unwanted football kit with me to distribute to the young people, so each and every child will have boots, shin pads, socks, shorts and a shirt to play in, in the future.

'I will be running numerous coaching sessions, however my main focus will be coaching young females and running football awareness sessions to the female adults in the local villages to encourage them to take an interest in football and encourage their children to take part in football and maintain an active approach to their lives. I will also be coaching adults to coach and inspire young people and will be focusing on the women`s game and inspiring young females to get involved in football in whatever capacity they can....player, coach, or a volunteer at a club.'

In order to be able to go to Gambia and deliver all the above excellent charitable work, Jemma must raise £1,000.

If you are interested in donating please follow the instructions on the following link: http://www.justgiving.com/Jemma-Connor-Iommi

Any donations would be greatly recieved.


Join The Vital Debate

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stracey Interview



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:guinless
Date:Friday November 2 2012
Time: 3:18PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Derby v Nottingham Forest - Team Sheets

Nottingham Forest go to the iPro Stadium as the visitors to Derby for the latest Championship game.

Derby v Nottingham Forest - Follow Live On Twitter

Nottingham Forest go to the iPro Stadium as the visitors to Derby today, this will be a 12noon kick-off.

November PotM Winner - Henri Lansbury (Forest)

Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for November.

Vital Preview - Championship, 9th-11th Dec 2016

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Derby MotM
Suggested By:
Stojkovic0%
Mills0%
Perquis0%
Mancienne0%
Cash0%
Lansbury100%
Kasami0%
Lam0%
Lichaj0%
Osborn0%
Bendtner0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 20 14 1 5 43 25
2 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
3 Reading 20 11 4 5 37 2
4 Huddersfield 20 10 3 7 33 -2
5 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
6 Sheff Wed 20 9 4 7 31 0
7 Birmingham 20 8 7 5 31 -2
8 Norwich 20 9 3 8 30 3
9 Fulham 20 7 8 5 29 9
10 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
11 Barnsley 20 8 4 8 28 4
12 Preston 20 8 4 8 28 2
13 Aston Villa 20 6 10 4 28 2
14 Bristol City 20 8 3 9 27 3
15 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
16 Brentford 20 7 4 9 25 -1
17 Ipswich 20 6 7 7 25 -2
18 Q.P.R. 20 6 5 9 23 -9
19 Wolves 20 5 7 8 22 -3
20 Burton 20 5 7 8 22 -5
21 Blackburn 20 5 5 10 20 -8
22 Cardiff 20 5 5 10 20 -12
23 Wigan 20 4 6 10 18 -6
24 Rotherham 20 2 4 14 10 -25
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Dec 11 2016 12:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.da fuq86
2.Sniffer Dog68
3.Apollyon49
4.Jimmy Gordon46
5.radfordinlondon40
6.orbitalforest39
7.ZedRed37
8.Calvin Plummer30
9.Our Kids Dad29
10.LyttleByLyttle28
Vital Football Comment