40 years and counting.
Forty years ago Continental Star F.C formerly Villa Star was formed; in a series of interviews to plot the progress made by the club we caught up with General Manager: Lincoln Moses MBE for a brief chat.
How does CSFC 2014 compare to the newly formed CSFC 1975?
Today CSFC is a charitable organisation dedicated to the social development of young people; engaging them through the use of healthy lifestyle activity programmes and associated public education projects. “All of our programmes tend to comprise of a physical activity component, including those geared to attract the special needs community.” Moses went on to say “The organisation’s focus has shifted in recent years to providing more comprehensive, holistic sustainable solutions, as it looks to help tackle critical social issues: offering the youth greater access to employment opportunities; improved child welfare… health and youth development.”
In 1975 CSFC was engaging a hand full of young people on a weekly basis in unstructured football; the primary objective being to play competitive football. Contrast that with CSFC of today and Moses proudly states: “The organisation’s development programmes have reached more than 2,000 participants in the past 12 months, whilst working closely with Government / agencies, mentors, youth leaders, unemployed youth, associations, industry stakeholders, schools, universities and vulnerable communities.”
Extract of a brief conversation with Lincoln Moses MBE: General Manager, Continental Star FC