Thursday, September 10, 2015

 

At the end of last season our GS United Minis met with Joshua Le Cornu.

 

For the past 10 years Josh has played most of his footballing career under the guidance of our head coach Aaron Travers and more recently with coach Ken Brawley. Josh was an established member of the Jersey Capita Centre of Excellence for several years before choosing to opt out this season to concentrate on his ‘A’ level studies in preparation for continuing his education at University.

 

During the summer Josh dedicated his time and commitment to supporting children through care projects, with a variety of programmes including education, hygiene, healthcare and sports in poverty stricken area in St. Louis, Senegal, on the coast of West Africa.

 

The project is run by Projects Abroad and it involves helping the local street children known as Talibés to become more independent and improve their quality of life.

 

As part of our commitment to supporting others, GS United donated a minimum of £5.00 from each player registration for the Summer Term 2015 to help Josh achieve his objective through the 'Projects Abroad' program.

 

Josh has since returned to Jersey and recently cuaght up with Aaron about his time in West Africa. 

 

"What an amazing experience it was for me! I got a chance to see a whole new face of the world and help out those who have far less. I came away feeling like I had made a big difference in their lives" Josh explained.

 

During his residence in Senegal, Josh stated,

 

"Living with the family was tough, especially on my own. I was fully immersed in their way of life and their culture, eating with them and trying to communicate and understand their tribal language was challenging, but the experience I had was worth it"

 

He continued, "I would just like to add another huge thanks to all those who supported my trip and made this lifetime experience a reality!"

 

 

To add to the sponsorship provided to Josh, GS United Football Club donated Football Kit and footballs for Josh to take with him and provide to the families and children he met.

 

 

Now back at School, Josh shall soon be completing a presentation to his Victoria College peers and teachers about his trip. 

 

Thank you to our players and parents for helping us to help Josh with this once in a lifetime experience.

 

 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

 A fantastic morning at GS United!

 

Today we were delighted to introduce our current youngsters to Joshua Le Cornu.

 

For the past 10 years Josh has played most of his footballing career under the guidance of our head coach Aaron Travers and more recently with coach Ken Brawley. Josh was an established member of the Jersey Capita Centre of Excellence for several years before choosing to opt out this season to concentrate on his ‘A’ level studies in preparation for continuing his education at University.

 

This summer Josh has dedicated his time and commitment to supporting children through care projects, with a variety of programmes including education, hygiene, healthcare and sports in poverty stricken area in St. Louis, Senegal, on the coast of West Africa.

 

The project is run by Projects Abroad and it involves helping the local street children known as Talibés to become more independent and improve their quality of life.

 

As part of our commitment to supporting others, we donated a minimum of £5.00 from each player registration for the Summer Term 2015 to aid this young man and support him in achieving his objectives through the 'Projects Abroad' program.

 

This morning we also donated Football Kit and footballs for Josh to take with him and provide to the children he shall be working with.

 

Below is the link to the Projects Abroad UK webpage where you can see further information and a descriptive outline of the project that Josh has chosen. The Projects Abroad website has some videos and some volunteers' views on the project.

 

http://www.projects-abroad.co.uk/volunteer-destinations/senegal/micro-finance/#overview

 

When Josh returns to studies he shall be completing a presentation to his Victoria College peers and teachers about his trip. We wish him the very best on what will surely be a very rewarding and possibly a once in a lifetime experience.

 

Thank you to our players and parents for helping us to help Josh.

 

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Our coaches are pleased to announce that we shall be assisting a former player of ours to complete a summer project abroad. Josh Le Cornu was coached by Aaron and Ken for almost 10 years and we are very proud to hear that Josh has decided to dedicate his summer to supporting local Children in Africa. 

 

To support Josh in his endeavours, we have agreed to donate our £5.00 from each player registration for the Summer Term 2015 to aid this young man and support him in acheiving his objectives through the 'Projects Abroad' programme. We shall also be donating some Football Kit for Josh to take with him and provide to the children he shall be working with.

 

Starting on the 19th of July this year Josh will be in St Louis, Senegal; on the coast of west africa. The project is run by Projects Abroad and it involves helping the local street children known as Talibés to become more independent and improve their quality of life. 

The intention is to complete the course as soon as Josh finishes his academic year. The cost of the course for the three week period is £1545 with the suggested flight cost from the UK to Senegal being suggested at £695 by the Projects Abroad website. This would give a total cost of £2240, excluding any visa or vaccination costs, as well as the Jersey flights. Josh would like to ask you for some assistance with funding this project to help and support the community in poverty and the vulnerable poor children that live there. 

 

To find out further information about and how you too can support Josh please click here

 

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