Annual Soccer Tournament

December 07, 2019 in Jos Plateau State, Nigeria in Africa
The 1,000 Cleats tournament is a 5 v 5 soccer tournament that occurs annually at FIN Academy Utan Village Jos, Plateau State Nigeria.. All registered teams have slots for ten children.  As a sign of our dedication to youth, eighty percent of the participants of each team must be under the age of thirteen, while the two remaining players will be age thirteen to fifteen, according each team a pair of adolescent mentors.

Teams that advance to the final stages will receive souvenirs commemorating their participation and achievement, while the final three teams will earn funds for school supplies.  These supplies will be distributed directly to the three winning teams at the end of the tournament.  Obviously, we would love to provide school supplies for every child interested in the tournament, but our limited resources prevent us from doing so. However, by continuing this program annually, we are able to provide hundreds of children with multiple opportunities for success each successive year.

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1000 Cleats

1,000 Cleats is a generous program fostered by Alice Apo Inc. The goal of 1,000 Cleats is to help disadvantaged youth develop their full potential through sports and education.  Now, in its 4th year, 1,000 cleats provides a lifeline of scholarships, mentorships, coaching, sports equipment, and school supplies to youth living in the city of Jos (pop. 873,943), located in Plateau State of central Nigeria.

For these children, organized soccer offers not only a figurative refuge from the harsher realities of daily life, it provides a literal escape.  The teamwork, mentorships, commitment, and physical exercise that this program nourishes exceeds the boundaries of a game—it inspires these children to achieve their dreams beyond the goalpost. 1,000 cleats empowers youth simply by making them feel included, valued, and—through hard work, dedication, and focus—capable of success.  For nearly all of these underprivileged children, such lessons can help lead to a better life. The goal of this program is to secure one thousand cleats per year, while raising funds to pay for the tuition and school supplies for approximately one hundred students per year. The long-term goal is to create a network of inspired youth who feel qualified and encouraged to give back to those who are more disadvantaged than them, facilitating sustainable care in their communities.

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Our Mission & Vision

The goal of this program is to secure one thousand cleats per year, while raising funds to pay for the tuition and school supplies for approximately one hundred students per year. The long-term goal is to create a network of inspired youth who feel qualified and encouraged to give back to those who are more disadvantaged than them, facilitating sustainable care in their communities.

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Highlights from Past Events

1000 Cleats tournament 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 touched the lives of 720 kids. With the tournament growing bigger every year. We have several videos and pictures highlighting the spectacular display of talents by the kids at this level within the gallery. I will love to thank all volunteers that made it possible. Without your time and dedication, all these won’t have been possible. Also a huge thanks to Nengel Private and FIN Academy for both hosting and owning the tournament.  

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Meet Edward

Meet Edward

To Americans, it is soccer. Elsewhere, it is called football, calcio or nogomet. Whatever your preference, with estimates of more than 250 million participants across 200-plus countries, it is a game of unmatched global reach and popularity.

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Meet Alan

Meet Alan

To Americans, it is soccer. Elsewhere, it is called football, calcio or nogomet. Whatever your preference, with estimates of more than 250 million participants across 200-plus countries, it is a game of unmatched global reach and popularity.

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The registration for the next tournament begins on January 1 2019. Registration is free and on a first come first serve basis.

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 From little beginnings a star is born. We will be tracking a few of those that received donations through this program. Hopefully someday we are able to say we touched the life of a star from our little efforst

 

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All year round will be collecting soccer supplies for the 2019 tournament. Please contact us if you have any donations.

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A star discovered during the 2017 tournament.  He won the highest goal scorer and most humble player award 2017. I beleive that something great will come out of this spectacular player 
Alan Milano, 2017 Tournament – 1st Place
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