deliver educational mes-sages in a healthy, posi-tive and most importantly,fun environment.Through the medium of sport, RifCom intends togain trust and friendshipwith the shy communitiesof the Rif, starting inChefchaouen and rollingout to the villages over coming events.
his June sawRifCom’s firstYouth FootballTournament being held in the Rif.“The event was designedto create community spiritand foster village prideamongst players fromunderprivileged back-grounds and also providean opportunity to deliver positive messages onhealth and local environ-ment issues” explainsTom Cawthorn, RifCom’sSport Liaison Officer andorganiser of the event.
Teams of under 12’s wereinvited to take part fromthe Chefchaouen regionand surrounding ruralvillages. With twelveteams participating(including one team fromGibraltar), Each player received, a participationcertificate, medal and gift bag and teams were al-lowed to keep their newstrip. Trophies were pre-sented to the winningteam and runners
up, withan additional Plate trophy being awarded also.
“Today, I’m feel- ing like Messi..”
It was clearly an excitingand special event for thechildren, who enjoyed itimmensely. None more sothan the visiting teamsfrom the rural villageswho, for some, had never left their villages before.One young boy told histeacher “Today I am feel-ing like Messi” and an-other “Its like being in adream”.
By using sport in thisway, RifCom are able to
RifCom Youth FootballTournament a Great Success
The RifCom trustees and team wish to thank all those who took part and supportedthe Football Tournament, with special thanks to Tom Cawthorn whose ideas anddrive made the whole thing possible, to Abdelilah Aghzal, Anass Salhi, AssociationSebanine and all RifCom’s friends in Morocco whose on
ground assistance isinvaluable, to BMCRif (Barbary Macaque Conservation in the Rif) for their wonder-ful presentation raising awareness for the decline of the Barbary Macaque in the ar-ea, the headmaster and students of Khezzana school for their excellent piece of mid
tournament theatre, to our major sponsors Triple A Cleaning Services for their gen-erous support and other kind sponsors including Fulham F.C., Orion BuildingGroup, C & J Refurbishments, Lincoln Football Club, Ibex Insurance, Grafix SignCentre, STM Fidecs and all the other supporters of RifCom whose fund
raising andhelp make these wonderful achievements possible.
Issue No 3 • September 2011
Youth FootieTournament aGreat Success!
School Project atKhezzana April2011
FundraisingEvents & Dona-tions
Knit & NatterDonations
The Rif Community Foundation
Issue No 3 • September 2011
Welcome to this thirdissue of the RifComNewsletter and asthings revert back tonormal after the hot Summer, the team isbusy planning eventsfor the coming months.The countdown hasstarted for the Atlas &Sahara Challenge inNovember with every-one striving to reachtheir fundraising tar-gets and stepping uptheir training regime.In this issue, reports onthe very successfulRifCom footie tourna-ment held in June andthe Khezzana schoolproject together withother news. So wehope you enjoy it andshould you have anyquestions on any itemsincluded here or indeedanything relating toRifCom, please don’t hesitate to contact us at
The team from the villageof Fifi. The boys had neverleft their village before!!
Children from KhezzanaSchool who entered a teamand also performed awonderful piece of theatrein the lunch break.
Players showing off theirwinnings….!
Sponsors and Supporters of the Event