of Manitoba is a place rich in natural beauty and cultural
diversity . ACM now has an even greater responsibility to
reach out and touch the african community of Manitoba, using
soccer as a symbol of hope and integration.
Soccer (or football) is the sport that is the most watched and
played in the entire world and as such it is also garnering an
increasing number of enthusiasts in Manitoba. The evolution of
the sport in the province is thus a reflection of its worldwide
popularity. The game is in itself very interesting as it encompasses
sound values such as good physical conditioning, for example,
as the players are constantly running as they cover the entire
field of play.
The African Cup of Manitoba Inc (ACM) is a soccer tournament
that brings together teams of young people from various communities
of African immigrants in Manitoba. Since 2003, the competition
has been held each year during the summer (July – September).
The competition is an opportunity for youths originating from
various places to share their passion for the sport, their culture
and their country. This major competition also contributes a
lasting legacy to the sporting world in Manitoba.
We see soccer
(or football) as our mission to contribute towards building
a better future for african in Manitoba by using the power
and popularity of soccer. This mission gives meaning and direction
to each and every activity that ACM is involved in - soccer
being an integrated part of our society.
The African Cup of Manitoba Inc (ACM):
- Promote sport and physical activity
- Contribute to the health and quality of life of Canadians
as well as to the dynamism of our communities
- Promote unity, brotherhood and prosperity in Manitoban communities
- Take children off the streets and facilitate their integration
into Manitoban society
- Facilitate liaison and coordination between Manitoba’s African
- Promote harmony and peace bewteen Africans and Canadians
of different origins, in the spirit of Canadian multiculturalism
Soccer is virtually the one and only sport that is played by immigrants and as
such it acts as a powerful vehicle for ethnic integration where everybody identifies
with each other as a result of its (the sport) worldwide popularity. It is a
known fact that physical activity reduces stress, makes the heart and lungs stronger,
increases energy levels and helps us to reach and maintain a healthy weight and
achieve a better quality of life.
Promote the game. Constantly promote it in Manitoba in the light of its unifying, educational, cultural and humanitarian values, particularly through youth and development programmes. soccer development means investing in people and society at large. soccer is a school of life.
Build a better future. Soccer is no longer considered merely a global sport, but also as unifying force whose virtues can make an important contribution to society. We use the power of soccer as a tool for social and human development, by strengthening the work of dozens of initiatives around the globe to support local communities in the areas of health, social integration, education and more.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
Our core values of authenticity, unity and integrity are at the very heart of who we are.
Authenticity. We believe that soccer must remain a simple, beautiful game played by, enjoyed by and touching the lives of all people in Manitoba
Unity. We believe it is ACM´s responsibility to foster unity within the soccer in African Community in Manitoba and to use soccer to promote solidarity, regardless of gender, ethnic background, faith or culture
Integrity. We believe that, just as the game itself, ACM must be a model of fair play, tolerance, sportsmanship and transparency.