About the third half

We believe that everyone has a part to play in creating a more equal, tolerant and compassionate society for future generations. We design transformational experiences that use soccer - the world’s common language - to build a new generation of global citizens and support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

the third half is the world’s first Public Benefit Corporation to combine travel, soccer and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

A Team You Can Trust

Our unparalleled expertise is built on partnership with the world's leading organizations in soccer, travel and social impact.

Our Purpose

Soccer is often called ‘the world’s only common language, and it's played and watched by more people, in more countries,
than any other sport.

From the mountains of Africa to the backstreets of Barcelona and the jungles of Brazil, soccer's unique power transcends boundaries of race, culture, and religion.

the third half is a journey of personal transformation that uses soccer to help you understand how the world works, the challenges it faces and how we can solve them together. We use the game to create a level playing field between you and your destination, meaning you can interact with your host community as equals.

Our mission is to improve the lives of boys and girls in underserved communities around the world. We do this by supporting trusted, local, non-profit organizations that use soccer to tackle social issues like gender inequality, youth unemployment, racism and much more. We align our work with the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development, agreed by world leaders to end extreme poverty, tackle climate change and reduce inequality by 2030.

Our Impact

the third half is not ‘voluntourism.’

We know that what our Local Hosts need most is the means to invest in their own future. That’s why, as a social enterprise, we invest a majority of our profits into helping community-based organizations scale their social impact. Every third half experience creates measurable social impact you can touch and see first-hand.

Soccer teaches you respect for others, allows you to represent yourself in an authentic way, and gives you freedom.

Coach, Tiempo de Juego
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The t3h Team

Dr. Ashleigh Huffman

CXO - Maestro

Award-winning social innovator, educator and expert in global sport exchanges. 20 years experience in curriculum design and M&E.

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Nick Lado

Sales and Operations Manager, USA - Fullback

Head soccer coach skilled in Communication, Management, Leadership, and player development. Passionate about film and electronic media.

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Billy Hartman

CMO / Striker

Founder and CEO of Generation adidas International, former VP at Umbro. 20 years experience in soccer, marketing and travel.

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Jürgen Griesbeck

Chair / Sweeper

Award-winning social entrepreneur. Ashoka fellow and founder of streetfootballworld. 20 years experience in soccer, startups and social impact.

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Iago Velasco

Operations Coordinator/ Engine Room

Young International Development professional with a long career ahead. Experienced in sports for integration.

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German Arguelles

CEO - Playmaker

Founder and CEO of eSoccer, co-founder of Impact Hub Madrid. 15 years experience in educational soccer travel.

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Lauren Strnad

Marketing Associate

All around awesome marketer...

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Mike Geddes

COO / Dynamo

BBC journalist turned social entrepreneur, C-suite at two major soccer nonprofits. 15 years experience in soccer, social impact and education.

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the third half is a journey of personal transformation.

“People say soccer is a matter of life and death… Let me assure you, it’s much more important than that.”

Bill Shankly
Legendary Coach