Monday, 11 August 2014

You'll want to check these out...

Hey everyone, 

Glad to see that many of you are still checking in, haven't had a chance to post in a while as it's been a crazy last few months with so much on the go.  Will be coming at you with new posts soon to update you on some very interesting events and the latest in player training and development.  

In the meantime remember this guy? 

Well we at Apex IFC have brought him to Ontario and he'll be presenting a few coaching clinics that you won't want to miss. Check out all the details here and I hope you can make it!

Victor

P.S. If you're looking for Part 2 here it is!

Monday, 19 May 2014

The next generation

Before heading back to school on Monday, it was the Gulu United youth who took to the field at St. Joseph’s College on Saturday.

With a number of the region’s top U12 and U14 players at a competition in Lira, just over 40 players joined the Gulu United coaches and Victor Satei for a session that focused on individual skills and plenty of time on the ball.  See more here!

Gulu United not too cool for school

This morning, it was back to the classroom for the Gulu United coaches.

After meandering through a few technical glitches, we were finally able to run our first classroom session, with Victor Satei and the Apex Football philosophy leading the way.  Check out more here.

Gulu United, the day in pictures

It was another great day with the Gulu United coaches and players on the pitch at St. Joseph’s College of Layibi. From coach training to player development to planning for the weeks and months ahead, there was lots happening under the hot sun on Wednesday.  Click here to see more!

Gulu via Kampala, Cairo and Frankfurt — oh my!

After a 36-hour journey to Gulu via Kampala, Cairo and Frankfurt, we’ve finally arrived and are already off to a great start.

Our first stop in Gulu, northern Uganda was at the local government offices and a meeting with the District Speaker, Peter Okello. There’s growing momentum for Gulu United in the region and what we started in September of last year is already growing well beyond the city centre.
For all the photos and complete story click here.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Days 1 and 2 in Uganda

We've arrived in Uganda after more than 17 hours of flight time.  Day 1 was spent relaxing at Paraa Safari while day 2 consisted of a long drive to Gulu, where we have finally settled in.  Tomorrow we will begin with our Coaching Education course as well as evening training with the first team.  What an introduction it has been, check out the photos to see what we've experienced so far.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Off to Uganda, in support of Gulu United FC!

Tomorrow I will be departing to Africa, as I link up with my friend Adrian Bradbury to help him with his project to develop the Gulu United Football Club.  Adrian has spent the last number of years working hard to build awareness and raising funds in support of the Northern Region of Uganda which has been recovering from the long lasting effects of war.  By working with Gulu United Football Club, the goal of the project will be to help revive the beautiful game, starting with youth, as we work to not only build their soccer skills, but also help in building their confidence, character, leadership and providing them with an environment to become great men. 

This will be my first time to Africa and I am eagerly looking forward to it.  I will try to keep you up to date with photos, videos and day to day experiences.  I am happy to have our company, Apex IFC, provide coaching, coach education and guidance to the members of Gulu United and hope that our work will have a lasting impact on the youth of Northern Uganda.

You can find out more about the project in Uganda, the people working to make a difference and how you can help by visiting http://guluunited.com/