Here is a video from a Fathers Football Tournament. Enjoy the crunching tackle!
In 2013 the Fathers Football project won the Innovation Award, at the Beyond London 2012 Awards. The judges that gave the award said, “We have never seen a project that integrates so many men from different backgrounds and faiths”
“This has gone across the barriers and really made a difference to our school” Gill Ruskin, Family Support Worker
“A way of people hanging out together, living in peace. It is more than football, but about a reflection of the values of God’s Kingdom” Nick Coke, Salvation Army Officer
“I tell all my friends and family about Fathers Football because I enjoy and benefit from it so much. It’s great to build friendships with other dads and helps me be more active” Fathers Football Player
“Fathers Football has been the best way to reach local dads from different backgrounds and cultures” Tom Carpenter, London City Mission
Click here to read the Story of Fathers Football.
The project is a great way to get in touch with local fathers, to build friendships, fellowship, trust, to provide opportunities to share, support and help fathers in their family and community. Please click here on why we have a heart for fathers. Why Fathers?
How to get involved?
Ambassadors can provide training, resources and support for local churches to use football to engage with local fathers. 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 churches who are already involved in Fathers Football.
E1 Community St Pauls Shadwell Bethnal Green Mission St Lukes St Helens Bishopgate
London City Mission Café Forever – City of Peace Salvation Army