About Africa on the Ball

  • Africa on the Ball

    Football means a happy childhood

    Meet our team and learn how you are making a real change in their lives

  • Africa on the Ball

    Football means a happy childhood

    Meet our team and learn how you are making a real change in their lives

Africa on the Ball is a non-profit organisation which uses the power of football as a vehicle to empower African communities to live full, healthy and sustainable lives.

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Africa on the Ball Get Charity Status!

We're delighted to announce that as of December 2013, Africa on the Ball is a fully registered Scottish charity (SC004449). Charity status is a huge step forward for the organisation and will enable us to apply for a range of grants and funding to grow our work and impact in impoverished African communities.

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FIFA Futbol Mundial Coverage

In October 2013, we were the subject of a feature of FIFA's Magazine TV programme 'Futbol Mundial'. Their production team heard about our work via Twitter and were keen to discover more. They traveled out to visit our work in Kalingalinga and the video below the product of their work. We hope you enjoy it!

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Sponsor A Player And Change A Life

We're delighted to announce we've launched the Sonia Bramardi Fund to help the advancement of education for those unable to afford it in our areas of work. Can you change a life?

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    Buy A Bus

    We're trying to buy a bus for the community of Kalingalinga! Watch this video below to find out more.   Our Project Manager Kelvin Chasuaka wrote a blog about what it would mean to the community of Kalingalinga to buy a bus: Benefits of having a Team Bus. "I remain hopeful and keen that, purchasing a bus for Kalingalinga On The Ball will be a reality. This idea, initially having brought up from the local and being interpreted by our colleagues from Scotland so that; our community team (AOTB) can benefit from having a team bus. However, the bigger picture is not just about the actual team but also for the entire community, which will massively benefit from the bus through various activities the bus will be undertaking during its operation. The main essence is for the local people such as myself to take ownership so as to ensure the bus will enable our boys and hopefully our earmarked girls team make use of it during our away fixtures and any other related activity the teams is involved in away from home. Positively, the bus will plough back finances into the community.             We believe the bus; will also help us financially as it will be operating during the week either as public or private hired transport for a certain amount of fee. And therefore, we will be able to handle and deliver all activities that requires finances such as the school sponsorship program, litter picking, our home fixtures and also not forgetting the person who will driving the bus. Therefore. I would like to humbly thank everyone whose donated, and who are currently donating towards this noble cause a Huge Thank you goes to you all, we are hopeful of making this cause a reality because, we believe their people out there like you with big and hearts, and knowing that you believed in us from the word go! Lets donate and change lives!!"   You can follow our blog on Buying a Bus at www.bloggingforwheels.wordpress.com or donate at https://mydonate.bt.com/events/runningforwheels

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    Kickstarting Keta – Crowdfunding for African football

    We've been delighted to be involved with Sandlanders who promote community ownership of football throughout Africa and are now keen to help and support our friends at Keta Sandlanders who are hoping to raise money for a community football hub in Ghana.

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    6-a-side Football Tournament is back!

    We're delighted to announce that the famous Africa on the Ball 6-a-side Football Tournament is back. Please register your team's entry here now! The entry fee is just £30, (£5 each) with all proceeds going to Africa on the Ball's work in Zambia. We're looking for 24 teams of 6 or more players to register. The tournament will be played at the University of Stirling's Sport Centre and starts at 10pm, Sunday 13th of April. There will be 6 groups of 4 teams. E-mail andrew@africaontheball.com with any further questions.  

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    AOTB and EZ Sport Form Food Programme Sponsorship

    Africa on the Ball are pleased to announce Scottish Fitness and Nutrition suppliers EZ Sport are to sponsor their food programme in Kalingalinga, Zambia. EZ Sport who hold shops in Stirling and Edinburgh will sponsor the charity’s food project which was established last year to provide a source of nutrition to the players of ‘Kalingalinga on the Ball’, some of whom cannot afford to eat regular meals. Chris Crowe of EZ Sport, and also a sponsor of one of the charity’s players was pleased to be involved.

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