BLANTYRE, Malawi – Harvard midfielder
Sophie Legros has spent the last few weeks volunteering with the
Coaches across Continents program, run by Seamus Malin ’62
and Nick Gates ’91.
Legros, a rising sophomore, recently shared her thoughts on how soccer can change and improve the lives of young girls during the Coaches across Continents Media Day. A native of Brussels, Belgium, Legros conducted a number of radio and press interviews and spoke about how Coaches across Continents has helped young girls to choose their futures by giving them a voice. She mentioned that young men change their views on women in developing communities when they share time on the field.
“Sophie is an amazing woman and her coaching skills and personality will have a great impact as a role model for the girls in Malawi,” said Malin, who serves as the Board of Directors of Coaches across Continents.
Coaches across Continents, founded in 1990, is a not-for-profit organization designed to develop young people to become modern leaders in their community. Malin, a U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer, and Gates run this organization which allows experiences soccer coaches to work and assist developing regions using a designed soccer education curriculum.
Photo courtesy of DSPics.com.