Webinar Announcement: Mutanda Kwesele on Social Change and Anti-Racism in Sport - Soccer Parenting

Webinar Announcement: Mutanda Kwesele on Social Change and Anti-Racism in Sport

Please join us for this important conversation with Mutanda Kwesele, youth coach for the MLS’ Columbus Crew Academy. 

Tuesday, August 11 at 1:30 EST

We will discuss:

  • How sport uniquely supports anti-racism learning and awareness
  • Lessons from sport that can radically change lives
  • Suggestions for coaches related to team conversations regarding race
  • Best practices for handling unfortunate situations during games
  • Changing how we invest in our youth

Born in Mufulira, Zambia, Mutanda Kwesele grew up in Seattle, Washington where he began his soccer journey. After starting his collegiate playing experience at Santa Clara University, he graduated from Seattle University in 2008 with a B.A. in psychology while competing with the school’s NCAA Division 1 soccer team. He would go on to play professionally with the Portland Timbers in 2009 and with FC Edmonton of the NASL in 2011.

Kwesele received a Master’s degree in Teaching from Seattle University’s School of Education in 2016 and also currently holds a USSF National “B” Coaching License. After coaching at all levels of youth soccer in Washington State for several years, Mutanda became the head coach of the u-14 group in the Columbus Crew SC Academy in August of 2019 .

Kwesele is the founder & director of The Rising Point, a soccer organization dedicated to empowering children from low-income families by providing greater access to a quality soccer experience. Mutanda and his wife, Jacqueline, are proud parents of Matteo Sebastian Kwesele, who was born in 2019 in Seattle.

About the Author Skye Eddy Bruce

Founder, SoccerParenting.com Skye is a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. She holds her USSF “B” License and USSF National Goalkeeper License and is an active youth coach, soccer parent and coach educator.

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