The Training Centre
The Ambassadors Football Training Centre (AFTC) is a state-of-the-art football facility which acts as a training ground for future leaders of football outreach while also providing a safe and positive football environment for the local community.
In partnership with International Christian Centre (ICC) Nairobi, the AFTC seeks to bring about personal transformation that is life-changing. We strive to do this by engaging people with a renewed purpose of empowering coaches and developing players to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to their communities and beyond, through football.
Empowered coaches have the rare opportunity of positively influencing the lives of the players they coach. They can easily find themselves in the role of a life coach, a father or mother figure, confidant or even a trusted mentor. Our emphasis comes particularly on the role of a father/mother figure, a role that holds the responsibility of:
- Being a positive role model
- Establishing a healthy and loving authority
- Communicating a confident personal identity
- Providing a secure environment to grow
- Validating a players potential
The need for father figures, particularly in Africa, cannot be understated – the median age in Africa is 19.5 years according to the UN. An envisioned coach will shape and nurture Africa’s future leaders. Specifically, an empowered coach has greater potential to have the following positive influences on their players:
- A healthy self-esteem
- The ability to make wise decisions
- Achieving full potential in their football development
The AFTC creates a greater opportunity for Ambassadors Football Kenya to invest in coaches and players to see this transformation that is hoped for.
Phase 1 of the AFTC consists of two 5-a side synthetic rubber turf fields located on the roofs of buildings in the ICC, Imara Daima campus. These are the first football turf fields in the country to be located on the tops of buildings. These pitches are available for use in October of 2017.
These two rubber turf fields are separately caged and are both fully lit making them functional for playing at night.
Phase 2 will include the construction of a high-quality, full sized, lighted turf football pitch.
For directions from the Nairobi CBD to the AFTC….CLICK HERE