Each year Ambassadors Football partners with local churches, football clubs and other organisations across the UK, to deliver Holiday Clubs aimed at playing a part in transforming communities. Please check out this video example:
“After John* attended an Ambassadors’ Football Holiday Club he wanted to attend Sunday School with his friends and pestered his mum Fiona* until she brought him to church. She was keen to teach Zumba so we sponsored her to train and a large number of women from our church attended her class. After a while she became a Christian and was baptised locally in public with many family and neighbours attending – including her estranged partner, John’s dad David*. Fiona and David began dating again and a year later they were married with a blessing in our packed church. A wonderful testimony to the power of transformed lives.” Dave Mann, Bonny Downs Baptist Church
Your church can run a programme for a week in the school holidays, or over a few Saturdays during the World Cup, or have just a few days to give kids a taster of a Christian based football programme. Ambassadors can help you plan your programme from start to finish. They work best when they are integrated into a longer term plan for your community. Our aim is to set you up for success in hosting and delivering a great Holiday Club.
Holiday Clubs are run with an emphasis on a fun and positive environment. Our coaches do this by giving the players all their focus, coaching them in football, good values and sharing their faith.
Our heart for the holiday clubs is for the players to reach their full potential in football and in God.
The days include technical sessions, testimonies, bible times, small-sided games and competitions.
“Before this week I didn’t believe there was a God…now I’m starting to think there is.” Child aged 12 at a Holiday Club.
Partnerships with local church is integral to the success of Holiday Clubs. The church is there to follow up with all the players and families who were involved, enabling them to grow in their faith. We have seen that as transformation occurs in the individual, it has a ripple effect on those within their circle of influence and to the wider community.
“10 kids started attending the Sunday school as a result. One of the children that has started to attend the Sunday schools older sister and mother have started to attend church with the older sister joining the church youth group.” East End Church