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Reading: Luawa Football Club To Hosts Annual Fundraising Dinner to Support Local Football and Reduce Joblessness in Sierra Leone
Reading: Luawa Football Club To Hosts Annual Fundraising Dinner to Support Local Football and Reduce Joblessness in Sierra Leone

Luawa Football Club To Hosts Annual Fundraising Dinner to Support Local Football and Reduce Joblessness in Sierra Leone

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Luawa Football Club, a premier league club in Sierra Leone with its origin in Kailahun founded by Chief Executive Officer, Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai with the largest football academy in the country with branches in Kailahun and across Freetown, has announced its upcoming annual fundraising dinner, scheduled to take place on November 4, 2023. With the theme “Support Local Football, Support Youth, and Reduce Joblessness in Sierra Leone,” the event aims to raise funds to further develop the academy and create opportunities for young athletes in the country.

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Luawa Football Club

The fundraising dinner comes as the club recently appointed renowned British coach Sebastian Bowles as their new head coach for the upcoming 2023/2024 Sierra Leone Premier League season. This appointment has generated excitement among fans and supporters, as Bowles brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the team.

The event will be held at the View Hotel, located on the 15th floor of the Freetown City Council building. It will provide an opportunity for supporters, sponsors, and members of the community to come together and contribute towards the growth and success of local football in Sierra Leone.

Luawa Football Club has long been committed to developing youth talent in the country and addressing the issue of joblessness among young people. Through its football academy, the club provides a platform for aspiring athletes to hone their skills, gain valuable experience, and potentially secure professional contracts both locally and internationally.

The annual fundraising dinner serves as a crucial source of financial support for the academy’s operations, including training facilities, coaching staff, equipment, and scholarships for talented players from disadvantaged backgrounds. By investing in these areas, Luawa Football Club aims to create a sustainable pathway for young athletes to pursue their dreams while also contributing to the reduction of joblessness in Sierra Leone.

The event is expected to attract notable figures from the football community, including former players, coaches, and sports enthusiasts. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the club’s management, players, and coaching staff, gaining insight into the academy’s vision and mission.

Luawa Football Club’s commitment to community development extends beyond the football field. The club actively engages in various social initiatives, including addressing social issues and promoting youth empowerment. Through its programs, the academy aims to instill important values such as discipline, teamwork, and leadership in its players, preparing them for success both on and off the pitch.

As the club strives to make a positive impact on youth development and empowerment in Sierra Leone, the annual fundraising dinner serves as a significant event that brings together stakeholders who share a common goal of supporting local football and creating opportunities for young athletes.

With the appointment of Coach Sebastian Bowles and the upcoming fundraising dinner, Luawa Football Club is poised for an exciting future. The club’s dedication to nurturing talent, promoting youth empowerment, and reducing joblessness in Sierra Leone is commendable, and their efforts are expected to have a lasting impact on the local football community.

For more information about Luawa Football Club and the annual fundraising dinner, please visit their official Facebook page or contact their public relations department on +23276641456

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