Whenever I begin introducing the Global Team and our mission of using soccer to provide access to primary education, I am met with a range of questions. How can sport impact academic performance? How could sport be used to provide education? How does sport support or enhance educational outcomes?
Given the current state of education in America, and indeed across the world, of cutting physical education, reducing the number of after school sport activities and programs, this is a good question to ask.
The answer is multi-fold.