Right To Dream Academy has signed a new USD100 mn partnership with the Mansour Group that aims at bringing greater access, opportunity, and equality through football, Invest-Gate reports.
Right To Dream will extend their academy model to Egypt by offering a platform to discover talents and develop high-performance athletes with a focus on education following the same successful model in Ghana and Denmark, according to a recent company press release.
On his part, Mohamed Mansour, Chairman of the Mansour Group, praises the partnership saying, “I could not be more proud, investing in and partnering with Tom and his team at Right To Dream, who are inspirational for the life-changing work they undertake with talented boys and girls across Africa, Europe, and the Americas.”
“We have long taken a close interest in the work they are doing and are delighted to be announcing our partnership today,” he adds.
Furthermore, Tom Vernon, CEO of Right To Dream Group indicates, “For 20 years Right To Dream has been using football as a vehicle for bringing life-changing opportunities through sport and education for children and their communities.”
This partnership helps Right To Dream accelerate global expansion plans to provide more opportunities for more children around the world, continuing to put people and purpose at the center of football. “With the support of the Mansour Group, we continue to aspire to the creation of a new standard of purpose-driven sports for clubs’ academies and players,” he continues.
It’s worth mentioning that, the investment in Right To Dream by Man Capital LLP UK-based arm of the Mansour Group, is through “Man Sports”, a new entity established for the partnership, and will see USD30mn dedicated to establishing a Right To Dream academy in West Cairo.
Meanwhile, further investment will be dedicated to furthering the activities of the Right To Dream academy in Ghana, the FC Nordsjælland club in Denmark, exploring UK opportunities at club and academy level, and women’s and girl’s programs across the organization.