The Wallace Group is a partnership created in 2004 by several leading UK Universities to support sports development for young people in Zambia. Today the partnership embraces 7 Universities (Bath, Cardiff Metropolitan, Durham, Loughborough, Northumbria, St Andrews and Stirling), UK Sport, two NGBs (Volleyball England, England Netball), two charities (The Perfect Day Foundation, Umutima) and our principle partner, the Zambian NGO, Sport in Action.
As a group we share a commitment to the establishment and sustainable practices of International Development. The focus for the group is Zambia; working with Sport in Action to help deliver development programmes to over 160,000 children each week; and the Zambian government, and other sport stakeholders to support the delivery of Zambia’s strategy for sport.
The Wallace Group was formed in 2004 as a partnership between a group of 6 UK Higher Education Institutions. From the outset, the group worked in partnership with UK Sport and in 2006 initiated the IDEALS Advanced project, offerring student placement opportunities in Zambia through links with Sport in Action...Read More
The Wallace Group aims to support the development of long-term mutually beneficial relationships between the UK and Zambia, whilst enhancing leadership skills and sports specific developments for Zambian young people, leaders and organizations. Find out more about the Group's vision and promise...Read More
Today the Wallace Group partnership embraces the 7 UK Universities, UK Sport, two NGBs (Volleyball England, England Netball), two charities (The Perfect Day Foundation, Umutima) and our principle partner, the Zambian NGO, Sport in Action. Each partner plays a distinct role in helping to deliver development programmes throughout the country, whilst also working with the Zambian government, and other sport stakeholders to support the delivery of Zambia’s strategy for sport...Read More
Sitting alongside the main Volunteer Zambia sport coaching and teaching project are a number of other activities that the individual Wallace Group partners are involved in.
These programmes and schemes cover a wide range of disciplines including Durham's Drama Group, Bath's Construction project and St Andrews Tennis specific coaching programme.
As a group, we are continously looking to develop the work we do in Zambia with Sport in Action, the Zambian Government and other stakeholders and more projects will likely to be developed in the coming years...Read More
Each summer the 7 universities of the Wallace Group team up to send students and staff members out to live in Zambia for 6 weeks. Working with Sport in Action, the student volunteers help to deliver development programmes to over 160,000 children each week, running PE sessions, sport specific coaching sessions for football, netball, basketball and volleyball, and some classroom based sessions in various schools and compounds in Lusaka...Read More