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Triumphant string of victories for The Wolves

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Written by Muna It was a busy week for our Summer football team, the Link Ethiopia Wolves. The Wolves competed in four matches, battling through the group stages of the Gondar Under 17s Cup tournament, last week. The first game was against ‘Esufikir’. Both teams were strong and remained upbeat throughout the match. At the end of the first half, the score was 1-1. Despite the Wolves best efforts, Esufikir gained the upper hand and scored their second goal. Esufikir…

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The Wolves return!

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Written by Muna About a week ago, our favourite summer football team the Link Ethiopia Wolves, from Gondar, played against the Andinet Elementary School. The weather they played in would make it difficult for anyone to succeed in. As if Mother Nature had it in for the Wolves, the playing field was very slippery and wet due to the continuing rainy season. But the Wolves had their eye on the ball and the as a whole maintained a strong, energetic…

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The Great Ethiopian Run Experience

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Written by Lynn Combes, teacher at Sincil Sports College “Sincil Sports College have been part of the Link Ethiopia School Linking programme for nearly three years now. In November 2012 I was able to visit our Link school in Bishoftu with a colleague; we were encouraged by our Headteacher to take on this experience after the school gained funding through the British Council Connecting Classrooms grant. Since then, we couldn’t have anticipated how our Link partnership would grow and blossom….

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Cup Final disappointment for the Link Ethiopia Wolves Football Team

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Written by Zemene “The Link Ethiopia Wolves Team played their last game on Saturday against their counterparts Kebele 03. The game was held during a hot day, and both teams struggled mightily during the tense and exciting Gondar Under-15s Cup Final. Within a few minutes of the game commencing, the Wolves struck eagerly and scored. And up until the 15th minute of the first half, the Wolves were leading their counterparts 1-0. But Kebele 03 managed to equalise, and from…

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The Link Ethiopia Gondar Under-15s team win first match!

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Written by Sitotaw The Gondar Town Under-15’s Tournament started on August 8th and the excitement around town is already heating up. And Link Ethiopia’s very own team – the Link Ethiopia Wolves – won their first game! The football tournament is organised into two groups – ‘A’ and ‘B’ – with four teams in each group, with teams coming from across Gondar town. The Wolves were assigned to group ‘B’ and their first match was against Hamsalomie in the ‘Mexico’…

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Sports Leadership Training Part 2 – Off to Gondar!

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Written by Julia Wathen On 4th March, at Tsadiku Primary School in Gonder, 14 Physical Education teachers from 9 local schools gathered for a Sports Leadership Workshop organised by Link Ethiopia. The one – day workshop was delivered by Link Ethiopia Volunteer, Mike McCarthy and Eyayaw Bayable, from the Link Ethiopia Gondar Office. It was the second part of his sports workshops efforts – the first was in Bishoftu. The workshop was a mixture of theory and practical input designed…

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Rugby becomes the talk of the Adama town

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Written by Haile Ayano The schools in Adama get their first experience of Rugby, thanks to Bhubesi Pride and six coaches from across the world who provided training to the students and teachers. There are 3 Link Ethiopia schools within the Adama region; Nafyad No1 Primary and secondary school, Adama No.2 elementary School and Adama No.6 Elementary School. All of them fully embraced the experience, with 180 students, boys & girls aged 12-15, completing the training. On 13th February the…

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Summer of success – Football team takes home gold!

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Celebrations are in order for Link Ethiopia’s youngest football team who recently won the gold cup in a local competition proving that all their hard work has paid off. This talented bunch of 10 – 13 year olds have a true passion for the sport, which is evident when you see the level that they are already playing at. Training three times a week these dedicated kids are being sponsored by Link Ethiopia’s scheme of volunteers to help them progress and develop…

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Join us in the Great Ethiopian Run 2013!

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On Sunday 24th November this year, tens of thousands of runners will take to the roads of Addis Ababa again for the greatest African road race. Last year saw over 36,000 people take part, including both elite runners and fun runners from around the world, and this year is expected to be even bigger…and noisier! Why not come and join us on our third year there? Following the success of our nine brilliant runners last year we are setting our…

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Hilden Charitable Fund Scores Again!

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Hello again from the Projects and Fundraising Team here at Link Ethiopia! Last year, in ‘Sowing the seeds for future Ethiopian Olympians’ we told you about the fantastic partnership between The Hilden Charitable Trust Fund and Link Ethiopia – aiming to improve schools and pupils’ educational performance through sport. The Hilden Trust funded the successful Sports Initiative in seven of our Northern Schools, which provided 46 students with a week of training in several sports including football and basketball, as well…

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Join us for the Great Ethiopian Run 2013!

By | Sports

On Sunday 24th November this year, tens of thousands of runners will take to the roads of Addis Ababa again for the greatest African road race. Last year saw over 36,000 people take part, including both elite runners and fun runners from around the world, and this year is expected to be even bigger…and noisier! Why not come and join us on our third year there? Following the success of our nine brilliant runners last year we are setting our…

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Woodfield Middle School – Sports Fundraising Experience

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In May, Woodfield Middle School, one of our linked schools, in Worcestershire, organised a fundraising event for the whole school – their first ‘Charity Afternoon’. Every year group took part, each one pledging to support a different charity, and deciding themselves on the activity they were going to do to raise money. Year Seven kindly chose Link Ethiopia to support, and decided on a sports afternoon as their fundraising activity, with a range of sporting events to take part in,…

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Sowing the seeds for future Ethiopian Olympians

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Link Ethiopia’s Gondar office celebrated the successful completion of its Sports and Community Programme, funded by the Hilden Charitable Trust, on 2nd June 2012 in Gondar. The project was implemented in partnership with the Gondar Sports Commission and benefitted 46 ambitious youngsters from seven schools in Gondar. A week of training was provided to the students in football, basketball, volleyball and handball by professional local coaches. The participating schools also received sports materials and sports kits. The Gondar Sports Commission…

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Ethiopian Athletes in the Press

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‘When Eddie met Haile’ http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/b030476a-7de9-11e1-bfa5-00144feab49a.html#axzz23cDVZNPA Our own marathon enthusiast Eddie Izzard meets Ethiopian four-time world champion Haile Gebrselassie for a training session. The two compare techniques and training regimes while Eddie tries his hand at a spot of barefoot running! ‘Town of Runners’ article http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/apr/06/ethiopian-home-worlds-greatest-runners Off the back of the film ‘Town of Runners’ – a documentary about young runners from Bekoji, an Ethiopian highland town which has produced some of the world’s greatest long-distance athletes – this fantastic article…

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