U.S. EMBASSY HOSTS SOCCER TRAINING FOR KIDS
November 2, 2018
YANGON, MYANMAR – Ambassador Scot Marciel attended the second day of soccer training for children at Kyaikkasan’s Track & Field pitch today. The soccer training is part of a week-long program that promotes gender equality and leadership through sports. More than 100 children aged 7 to 18, from diverse backgrounds, traveled from around the Yangon Region and Mon State to attend the training.
“Sports is a great way to bring people together,” Ambassador Marciel said before the training started this morning. “We are really excited to have athletes from the U.S. here, working with coaches and young people in Myanmar from different backgrounds, gathering to work together and play together.”0808
The U.S. Embassy hosted Kids Play International (KPI), the National Ability Center, and Football United for a three-day workshop for coaches from October 29 to 31 followed by two days of soccer training for kids aged 7 to 18 from November 1 to 2.
Three-time American Olympian Tracy Evans joined other American athletes and community leaders who visited Yangon for the program. The training for coaches and kids focused on
KPI’s Fair Play foundational skills of fostering positive communities, promoting respect, increasing opportunities, encouraging contributions and strengthening moral courage.