• Latest News - October 6, 2014

    Football promotes life-skills development


    This October, the Right To Play Thailand Foundation joined forces with the Chelsea Football Club Foundation to organize three empowering days of “Sport for Life Skills Development Training.” The educational workshop was held at the Samut Prakarn Juvenile Observation and Protection Centre for 30 staff and teachers, including an additional 30 youth from neighbouring centers and schools.

    Leading the charge, Chelsea Football coaches, David Monk, Andrew Ottley and Chris Woodward used football techniques and skills to teach the participants about teamwork, sportsmanship and self-awareness.

    “Through sports and games, Right To Play educates and empowers children and youth,” says Jacob Murray, Country Manager for the Right To Play Thailand Foundation in Samut Prakarn. “Our goal is to help the children and youth in our correctional facilities build essential life skills and become equipped to make better choices in the future.”

    As a leader in the Sport for Development and Peace movement, Right To Play believes that play has the power to transform behaviour. Providing these youth with access to our programming is the first step towards their rehabilitation. Once put into practice, these activities will help them reflect on how their life experiences have shaped their attitudes and views, while providing them with the tools to apply new learning in their lives.

    “I am so thrilled that the Chelsea Football Club shares Right To Play’s belief in the power of sport and play to change young lives and have shown their commitment by facilitating this brilliant Sport for Development session, today,” says Murray. “The participants all had a fantastic time and were able to not only improve their football skills but also learn about the values of fair play, teamwork and cooperation.”

    Right To Play and Chelsea Football Club

    The Chelsea Football Club shares Right To Play’s belief in the power of sport and play to change young lives, and have demonstrated this through their ongoing support over the past eight years. Right To Play is Chelsea’s charity partner of choice and they work together to promote life skills development through sport.