Eleven: Making Lives Better
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 128 pages|
|Other Information: ||colour and black and white photos|
|Published In: ||UK, 01 February 2010|
From the minefields of Cambodia to the gangland streets of Colombia, 11 inspiring true tales of achievement through the world's most popular sport Focused on 11 individuals, the book contains stories of how soccer--or European football--can transform the lives of disadvantaged people around the world. Each chapter focuses on a different social issue, including drug and alcohol abuse, HIV, poverty, and gang crime, and how the power and popularity of the sport has inspired people to turn their lives around. They also tell how the Development through Football movement has emerged over the last 10 years.
About the Author
Steve Fleming is cofounder and co-chief executive of Kick4Life, an organization that promotes development through football. Fabio Capello is a retired Italian footballer and current manager of the England national football team. streetfootballworld is a social profit organization that uses football to link those working in the field of development. Comprising more than 80 local initiatives worldwide, streetfootballworld develops approaches to social challenges by working with governments, businesses, and NGOs, and providing advice on development, investment, and business strategy.
"This book is a testament to the extraordinary power of football to transform people's lives for the better." - The Daily Telegraph --- "What shines through... is the dedication of the charities and individuals to make a difference to young people's lives and the remarkable response to football regardless of place, religion or gender. Far removed from the occasional excess and greed of modern English football this book reminds us that the game can be such a force for good." - Sam Wallace, Chief Football Writer, The Independent --- "So many people in the world are aware of the huge impact that sport, including football, can have on a wide range of social issues. However, there are not that many who truly understand why sport is so effective and more importantly, how it can be used as the perfect tool to encourage positive changes. Eleven is a beautifully written, easy to read book that makes the impact that football can have on the world, real. There is no doubt that the book will inspire people, encourage more investment into the field of Development through Football and help the fabulous charities that are featured keep on doing what they do so well - changing lives using football." - Global Sport Foundation
|Publisher: ||Pitch Publishing Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||19.81 x 12.45 x 2.79 centimetres (0.16 kg)|