“Being a team sport that you can play all year round, outside in all weathers, almost anywhere with just a ball and some jumpers means we can and have played it almost anywhere we’ve been together. It provides opportunities to gather, team build, compete together and travel which allows us to get to know one another, care for each other and pray for each other. We share what we are doing and this includes church events and volunteer work we are involved in and invite one another to try things out together.” Lara Haggar, St Marks Battersea.
Playing football is a great way to build trust and friendships with men and women in your community. Not only does it enable us to reach out and support others, but it also creates a way of sharing Jesus with people and seeing lives transformed. All you need to start is a football and jumpers for goalposts. We would love to help you get started.
How to get involved?
Ambassadors can provide training, resources and support for churches to use football to engage with adults. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to be part of a training day.
Here is a list of some churches who are already involved in Adult Football:
St Pauls Crofton Hope Vauxhall Bethnal Green Mission East End Church St Thomas’s Church
London City Mission Hayes Lane Baptist Church Salvation Army St Paul’s Shadwell
St John’s West Wickham St Mark’s Battersea Oasis Church Christ Church Mayfair
Oldham’s Disciples Newcastle Baptist Church