Meet the Team
Director of Friends of Mutale, a UK registered charity and founder the World Parks, World Cup Project, now a registered NPO in its own right in South Africa.
Vince, based in the UK, has volunteered from Khartoum in Sudan to the south coast of South Africa since 1995. He first volunteered in Ujiji, Tanzania as a teacher, and has since then always been involved in education in the UK and Africa.
In 2004 Vince 'discovered' Pafuri, and has been involved in the area since then funding and facilitating projects with local community-based organisations through Friends of Mutale. Vince's passion is education and conservation, so Pafuri is an ideal spot, with its many communities and proximity to nature reserves such as the Kruger, Limpopo National Park and, Gonarezhou National Park.
Vince has been the driving force behind the WPWC project funding events through Friends of Mutale, continually seeking funds for the projects sustainability, connecting with international and national partners. Most recently he has created Aspect-Africa, a volunteer programme to aid with sustainable funding for the project whilst giving volunteers from across the globe an opportunity to be involved in the growing Sport for Development and Peace field.
Community Coach and a Michael Johnson Young Leader graduate
Tshilidzi loves football and has been playing since he was a young boy, first at primary, then secondary through to community level. Tshildzi been scouted for teams and has coached for a number of years.
In 2017, Tshilidiz was 1 of 10 selected out of 94 applicants to attend a week-long training session in Leadership, Community and, Education, with the Michael Johnson Young Leaders Academy in Dallas, Texas.
Currently, Tshilidzi is a volunteer with WPWC and has a day job as a general worker at the Pafuri Gate of the Kruger National Park.
Creche Teacher and Community Coach
Anna has been with Friends of Mutale since 2010 and our main creche teacher and after-school facilitator. Anna was instrumental in starting a women's football team back in 2012, however, after surviving a terrible crocodile attack, this was put on hold.
In 2017 Anna was trained in sports for social impact by Coaches Across Continents and is now following her dream once again.
Community Coach & After-School facilitator
Vincent is our main after-school facilitator and has been involved in sports since he could first kick a ball. Vincent still plays regularly and is our main community coach for our younger kids.
In 2017 Vincent completed a 9-month Self-Directed Learning course on Sport for Social Impact led by Coaches Across Continents and has also completed a further week of on-field training.
Vincent's passion is working with children, building their confidence, getting the children to express themselves and talking openly about local social issues.