We’re looking for Christian footballers from around the world to join us in April, August, December or during summer break to take part in the Ambassadors Kenya Coaches and playing tour. Our coaching and playing tour provides a great opportunity for young men and women to serve cross-culturally, immerse themselves in a foreign culture and learn about the impact a father-figure coach can have on their community. These coaches are challenged in their faith as they love children and youth in order to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ through the sport they love. Truly, it’s a mission trip like no other.
The trip begins with orientating and cross-cultural training. The training is geared to teach the practicalities of teaching football while envisioning each coach on what it means to be a father-figure or role-model on the field and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with them. The training will prepare coaches for our various outreaches in Nairobi and other parts of the country as well as give a foundation for any coaching they might do in the future.
Our coaches then travel as a team to various locations within the country for the three weeks of camps ministry. Most camps involve a 5-day program that begins at 8 AM and ends at 3:30 PM. Evenings may involve a community/church event, an Ambassadors activity or time with host families.
A post-trip debrief will follow to help coaches process their experience and ask the question, “how would I like to change based on this experience?” You will also go for a wild game drive in a national park and your housing will be provided by local families.
Registration is now open!
- Please read the Kenya Coaches Tour Info Sheet
- Tour dates are April, August and December or during the summer break
- Tour Costs are $1300 US Dollars (DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE)
- Summer Experience Application
- Coach’s Reference Form
- Pastor’s Reference Form
Tours have been the foundation of Ambassadors Football, the first tour going to Austria and Germany in 1991. Many of today’s Ambassadors Football staff actually experienced their call and passion to full-time football outreach through some type of tour.
Many different goals, visions, and invitations actually make up reasons for tours. Ambassadors Football tours include:
- Coaching Tours
- Playing Tours
Ambassadors Football believes it is vital to train young and aspiring footballers in good technique coupled with the more important personal faith, discipline, commitment, and sportsmanship. Coaching tours commence with intensive training seminars that educate and equip coaches in Ambassadors Football training techniques. After their training, coaches are then sent out in teams to partner with sponsoring churches or organisations sponsoring the football camp.
Playing Tours enable footballers to marry their love of football with their faith to reach out to others around the world.
A playing tour can include participation in:
- Exhibition matches against local amateur and professional clubs and national teams
- Football Tournaments
- Coaching football clinics
- Prison outreach
- Schools work
- Orphanage outreach
As well as bringing hope to another community and culture, tours hugely impact the players and staff of the team. The opportunity to put a smile on a child’s face, befriend a prison inmate, share your life with someone less fortunate, compete against others who love the game of football leave a wonderful impression to last a lifetime.