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Football: R77 Soccer School coaches prepare for The Gambia trip

PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:30 25 April 2018

Coaches from Newham-based school to hold training camp for orphans in country

Football coaches from the Newham-based R77 Soccer School head to The Gambia on Friday to open a football camp for orphans.

They will spend time with orphans between three and 18 on the football field, with three consecutive days of training scheduled.

The coaches will spend time a week in the African country before returning on May 4.

And the group will be taking large amounts of equipment including footballs, cones, goals, first aid equipment and coaching kits to The Gambia.

While the entire project will be football-orientated, the coaches will also be taking part in food and water distribution, eye-cataract surgeries for the elderly and other important activities.

Money for the trip was raised during a charity day in 2017, with over £7,500 raised through various activities.

The club will host another charity day on May 7 to help those affected by the Rohingya crisis.

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