Young people in Linda have limited options for work and education and in this environment could be susceptible to drugs, drink and criminality. Sport offers them a great opportunity to channel their energies positively and helps them to work together.
There are two soccer teams –boys and girls – and both play in a local league with growing success. There is also now a netball team of boys and girls playing tournament netball, in a higher league, which involves most matches being played away. VisionZambia provides regular financial support to help with registration fees and transport and has also provided equipment from Fulham Football Club. Linda community supports these teams with over 500 people regularly attending matches so building community cohesion whilst developing the confidence of these young players.