Great Britain

Location(s)
Bolton
London

Address
Bolton: Claremont House, St. Georges Road, Bolton BL1 2BY
London: Unit 37, Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Road, London N7 9AH

Website
www.ambassadorsfootball.org/gb

Twitter
@AMBASSADORSgb

Facebook
Ambassadors Football GB

Contact email(s)
gb@ambassadorsfootball.org

Contact phone number
01204 363606

Related websites
www.matchforaday.co.uk

Ministry Overview
For over 20 years in Britain, Ambassadors has used football as a language and a bridge to influence and change the lives of people who are marginalised, vulnerable and hurting. Working in a non-judgmental and inclusive way, we develop partnerships with churches and other community based organisations, enabling staff and volunteers to build trust and relationships with young people through football-based education. Football becomes the vehicle for building self-esteem, developing life skills, challenging destructive behaviours, stimulating personal growth and discovering potential. In the process, barriers of race, faith, sexuality, social background, poverty and educational attainment are broken down and participants are supported to face the future with confidence and determination. Programmes and ministry activities include:

Football Clubs and Academies
Create communities of belonging for young people in partnership with local churches so that they can thrive and flourish both on and off the field through the delivery and facilitation of programmes.

Soccer Schools
Introduce children and young people to the gospel through church-based three to five day holiday programmes.

Training (TREC Training Resourcing and Equipping Churches) & Association support
Equip and enable individuals and churches to set up and run football clubs/academies to reach out to young people in their communities. Areas covered in the training include practical coaching skills and biblical teaching on leadership and ministry.

Tours
Ambassadors Football tours provide coaches and players the opportunity to reach out, train and support other young people, often more disadvantaged than themselves and usually in a culture different to their own. These tours are generally organized in partnership with our international network and their local church partners.

Bespoke projects specific to individual communities
These football based activities take place in parks, ‘cages’, schools with clubs, and with gangs with a goal to see marginalised and vulnerable lives changed. Many participants in these programmes can sometimes be difficult to reach by conventional methods. For example, the award winning Father’s Football programme has bought together a group of fathers in Tower Hamlets often unemployed and dislocated from their wider community Whitechapel Genesis F.C. (WGFC) is partnering with the Salvation Army to provide football for the marginalised and excluded, often due to homelessness.