The Wallace Group is a collaboration between seven of the leading ‘sport’ universities from the United Kingdom, who share a commitment to support the development of sport in Zambia through the Volunteer Zambia project.
The Wallace Group was formed in 2004 and today comprises seven of the top ‘sport’ universities from the United Kingdom:
- University of Durham
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
- Loughborough University
- University of Northumbria
- University of St Andrews
- University of Stirling
- University of Edinburgh
We exploit the academic and professional prowess across our institutions to provide expertise across a number of different fields in order to help build capacity and ensure the projects, structures and practices we support are sustainable.
Each year the universities join forces to send around 50-60 students and staff volunteers out to Zambia to support Sport in Action and key Zambian partners.
The University of Bath supports the work of the WG and SIA with a parallel sports facilities’ construction programme.
Through Volunteer Zambia we have developed strong working relationships with a number of external organisations, including UK Sport, England Netball, our official charity Volunteer Zambian Foundation, our key Zambian partner, the NGO Sport in Action and the Zambian government.