Tackle Africa's Biography
Tackle was founded in May 2002 by a group of young people from the UK who had all lived or worked in Africa at some point in their lives. They recognised the potential of football as a means of bringing people together and providing a platform from which to convey hugely important messages about HIV and AIDS.

In early 2007, Tackle started to take the shape it has today. We piloted a unique way of combining HIV education directly into football coaching drills, publishing the first edition of our HIV education through a football coaching manual later the same year. The success of this led to an expansion of our curricula, and we now have a wide range of football coaching manuals covering all aspects of HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Through partnerships with local organisations, we train their football coaches to work with thousands of players. From small beginnings, Tackle now has programmes in twelve African countries, with a huge network of trained football coaches delivering messages on HIV and SRHR issues to football teams week in, and week out.


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Contact Information

Non-profit / NGO

United Kingdom

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Focus Areas

United Kingdom
Sustainable Development Goal
3 – Good health and well-being
Football (Soccer)
Target group