Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2002
This description of Matthew Spacie's work was prepared when Matthew Spacie was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2002.
A former national rugby player, Matthew Spacie is bringing recreational sports to children living in poor, urban neighborhoods in India. He is building their confidence and sense of community and teaching them to value teamwork and physical health. To support his work, he attracts volunteers and business sponsors and inspires reform in municipal funding for community sports.
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