The Crocs & The Community

SOCIAL OUTCOMES

  • Football clubs provide an environment where people are more socially connected at every age group compared to other sports in Zambia.
  • Football clubs are 3 times more useful for developing social networks than work, education or other community group networks.
  • Football clubs provide club members greater social support than through their other social networks.
  • Football clubs help people develop skills in public speaking, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, and dealing with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Football clubs provide individuals, particularly those aged 15 to 24, with significantly increased chances of securing employment via the social networks provided by the club.

Health Outcomes

  • Football clubs are important and effective vehicles for delivering health and safety campaign messages for young people.
  • Individuals associated with a football club have a greater level of self-reported wellbeing at every age group compared to a sample of the Lusaka population.
  • Individuals associated with a football club have higher levels of self-reported physical and mental health at most age groups compared to a sample of the Lusaka population.
  • The self-reported mental health of people aged 18-24 associated
    with a football club is substantially higher than the general population; given the higher incidence of mental health issues among young people, it could be argued that ‘football clubs help those at greatest risk of poor mental health’.

Health Outcomes

  • Football clubs are important and effective vehicles for delivering health and safety campaign messages for young people.
  • Individuals associated with a football club have a greater level of self-reported wellbeing at every age group compared to a sample of the Lusaka population.
  • Individuals associated with a football club have higher levels of self-reported physical and mental health at most age groups compared to a sample of the Lusaka population.
  • The self-reported mental health of people aged 18-24 associated
    with a football club is substantially higher than the general population; given the higher incidence of mental health issues among young people, it could be argued that ‘football clubs help those at greatest risk of poor mental health’.

Workforce Outcomes

  • As highlighted under social outcomes, football clubs create direct employment opportunities for their communities.
  • Current and future coaches will receive a high level of training and will helped along the path to acquiring their coaching badges.
  • Employment opportunities will arise due to the workload from running the club.
  • Football clubs help people develop skills in public speaking, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, and dealing with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Football clubs provide individuals, particularly those aged 15 to 24, with significantly increased chances of securing employment via the social networks provided by the club.

Facility Outcomes

  • Improved infrastructure i.e. Well equipped gym, professionally allocated football pitches, futsal pitches, secure athlete hostels, common room & ablution blocks.
  • The entire facility will be properly maintained on a daily basis.

Facility Outcomes

  • Improved infrastructure i.e. Well equipped gym, professionally allocated football pitches, futsal pitches, secure athlete hostels, common room & ablution blocks.
  • The entire facility will be properly maintained on a daily basis.

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