United Through Sport under Nick Mould is a registered non-profit organisation focused on using sport as a tool to develop children and youth from disadvantaged communities across Nelson Mandela Bay. The project focuses on the following sporting codes: Football, Rugby, Cricket, Netball, Hockey, Tennis, Basketball and Swimming. Currently the programme reaches over 18 000 disadvantaged and vulnerable youth with direct sports coaching and life-skills programmes, each of these children completing the 18 hour United Through Sport curriculum. Their educational programmes are currently yielding 87% average improvements in English scores and 83% average improvements in maths scores. They have 63 children on full 5 year high school scholarships at top level schools around Nelson Mandela Bay and so far have a 100% University placement rate for their Senior School of Excellence Programme.
The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation South Africa announced that it has started funding three new community based projects, namely Boxgirls, United through Sport and AMANDLA Edufootball. With the addition of these three new projects, the Foundation is now supporting 18 projects across South Africa with many of the existing projects having a multitude of sites that implement their sport for good programmes, ultimately impacting a total of 70 communities across the country.
The Foundation will also now fund the new Grassroots Soccer site in Alexandra, Johannesburg, which has over 400 active