Derby County Ladies Football Club

Ewe Rams 1st Team Coach Heading out to Kenya this Summer

Derby County Ladies 1st Team Coach Sarah Green is heading out to Kenya this summer to take part in the Derby County Community Trust’s annual Rams in Kenya programme, hoping to make a difference in various projects taking place on the trip.

Green joined the Ewe Rams in the 2017/18 season and the Uefa A Licence Coach is looking forward to a once in a lifetime trip and representing the club in what has become a huge event for the whole Derby County team each summer.

Green said “I have been fortunate to have many great experiences in football. I have met great people, coached all over the world and have a great job. I’m passionate about helping others and I thought this was a really fitting way of me giving back, saying thank you if you like.

“Football has given me a great life and I am so grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had. Some of these communities we will be working with need help with repairs or building new toilets. To me living in that way is incomprehensible and this opportunity will allow me to make life for a small community a little bit better.

“I’m looking forward to working with the Community Trust team well and know what a great job they do so I’m proud to not only be representing Derby County Ladies but also the Community Trust.”

Derby County Community Trust has been taking part in the Rams in Kenya trip for the past seven years.

Since its first trip in 2012, the initiative has grown from 13 volunteers on the first visit to 73 on the latest. Over 300 volunteers have now taken part across the seven trips.

Due to the amazing growth, the scheme now works with four partner projects, Jubilee, Ungana, Cherish and Mama Kerry schools, where work has continued from previous visits and we’ve started new partnerships too.

Across the projects, volunteers spend their time funding the installation of running water, building classrooms, providing resources, supporting teachers and completing maintenance and site improvement.

Asked if their was anything worrying Sarah about the trip to Kenya in the Summer, the Ewe Rams first team coach was quick to point out that the only worry was before the trip and some certain tablets. 

Green said “My only concern was the Malaria tablets. I’ve heard that you can get some dodgy side effects. Paul at the Community Trust has reassured me that it will all be fine and I’ve spoken to a few people that have taken them so fingers crossed I’ll be ok!

“I’m hoping to increase awareness of the project over the next few months with the club who have been great and want to help raise some of the funds to send me over their and I’ll be chatting with Duncan and Andy in the New Year about putting some fundraising together.”

Anyone that would like to help Sarah raise funds for the trip, please head to her Just Giving Page – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sarah-green121?utm_id=26 – All donations will be gratefully received. Anyone looking to sponsor Sarah on the trip is asked to contact the club via email to media@derbycountyladies.co.uk