On this episode, we welcome Jean Duffy, author of the new book “Soccer Grannies – South African Women Who Inspire the World”; and Rebecca “Beka” Ntsanwisi, the founder of Soccer Grannies and humanitarian.
Jean Duffy is a soccer-playing mom and nonfiction writer who has been published in the Boston Globe, the Concord Monitor, the Packingtown Review, the Somerville Journal, the Stamford Advocate, and WBUR Cognoscenti. Jean shares her story of how a group of soccer grannies in South Africa inspired her to tell their stories.
Rebecca “Beka” Ntsanwisi is a humanitarian hero who found a way to use soccer as a vehicle for change. Listen in as Beka shares how soccer changed her life, improved her health, built communities, and inspired a new generation of women soccer players. (13″)
Learn more about The Soccer Grannies at https://www.soccergrannies.com/
Visit Jean Duffy’s website and learn more about her book at https://jeanduffy.com/grannies/
Support the Soccer Grannies on GoFundMe – https://www.gofundme.com/f/score-one-for-south-africas-soccer-grannies
Check out the award-winning, documentary about the Soccer Grannies – https://www.journeyman.tv/film/7404/soccer-grannies
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Original Broadcast Date: July 9, 2023
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