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Reach 2007 Reach 2007 is a charity project supporting SOS Children's Villages. We're aiming to raise £15,000 for the charity and conduct coaching days in the villages during two weeks in spring. Read our blog to follow our progress.


SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 8 Apr 2007 | Views [446]

The last stop before the airport was in Jo'Burg.  We spent our free day having a tour of Soweto.  We visited lots of places of historical interest including Mandela's house and Tutu's house just down the road.  The only street in the world to produce ... Read more >

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SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 6 Apr 2007 | Views [380] | Comments [1]

The final village we coached in was at Rustenburg.  We coached at the sports stadium and invited local kids to visit.  There were kids from the local soccer, netball, basketball and cricket teams.  We donated the equipment to the SOS Village and also ... Read more >

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Garden Route

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 4 Apr 2007 | Views [371]

We left Cape Town and headed along the south coast towards George along the Garden Route.  A notable highlight along the way was our stay in the beautiful university town of Stellenbosch were we sampled the pleasures of the local wine farms. There ... Read more >

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Cape Town

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 2 Apr 2007 | Views [389]

We stayed in a backpacker hostel not far from the waterfront.  It was a beautiful city to visit - the highlights being the trip to Cape Point and the top of table mountain.  We coached at the Cape Town SOS Village and donated kit to them and a local township.... Read more >

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SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 1 Apr 2007 | Views [423]

The second village we visited was near Nelspruit.  The SOS children were joined by other local kids for the coaching at the nearby soccer stadium.  It was a fantastic day and we donated our equipment to the village and some soccer balls to the local team ... Read more >

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Kruger National Park

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | Views [380]

We headed from Jo'burg to Kruger National Park were we stayed in self catering huts.  A 4.30am start for a safari ensured that we saw 4 of the big 5 (missed the lion) and also giraffes and zebras.  We then relaxed in the afternoon and headed to Nelspruit ... Read more >

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Gallery: Nelspruit Village

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

SOS Children's Village
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Gallery: Kruger

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

National Park and Safari
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SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | Views [1216]

The first village we visited was Ennerdale near Jo'burg. We had a baptism of fire, coaching 100 children ranging from ages 3-18. Gemma and Beth coped with a strong demand for their netball prowess, narrowly avoiding a free-for-all in a rather physical ... Read more >

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Gallery: Arrival in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 25 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

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SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 25 Mar 2007 | Views [479]

The Reach Team arrived in South Africa on Friday 23rd March in Jo'Burg.  We spent the first evening watching the domestic 20/20 cricket final and the next day visited the Apartheid Museum.  That evening we watched a Super 14 rugby game. We also bought ... Read more >

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Gallery: Reach Week

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 16 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Reach Week

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | Views [457]

During February the Reach Team hosted a series of fundraising events.  The week started with a 24 hour cycle and press launch outside the students union.  Other events included, speed dating, an exercise class, a dodgeball tournament, the Reach Bop and ... Read more >

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3 Peaks Challenge

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 19 Feb 2007 | Views [317]

As part of the fundraising efforts the Reach Team completed the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge.  23 miles over mountainous terrain! Thanks to the orienteering club that navigated, without them we'd be lost.  The Photos are in the 3 Peaks gallery.

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About Reach

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 1 Feb 2007 | Views [321]

'Reach 2007: South Africa, Educating through Sport’ is a charity project that is being undertaken by student members of the University of Manchester SPORT department. It has the full backing of SPORT, SOS Children's Villages Charity and several other ... Read more >

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