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 Are Collecting Kits For Kids

Africa on the Ball is pleased to announce it’s been approved to join the Daily Record’s Kits for Kids token collection. The effort is usually restricted to Scottish youth teams, however our very own project in Africa has been given dispensation!

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Kalingalinga On The Ball Join The Sandlanders Network

As we look to develop our work in Zambia in the community of Kalingalinga in 2013, we're delighted to announce we've joined the Sandlanders network. Sandlanders Football is a network of community owned African football clubs and through sandlanders.com international football fans can become associate members of our co-operative clubs.

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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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    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. “EZ Sport are committed to giving back, and this sponsorship was a fitting combination of sport and nutrition which we were really enthused to get involved with. It's great to know that we are giving to a charity which really is on the ground making a difference, and this was one of the deciding factors for us, to know that the modest support we can give, will really get into the hands of those who really need it" Africa on the Ball Co-Founder and Director Andrew Jenkin was delighted with the contribution from EZ Sport. “The sponsorship of our food programme is a massive benefit to our work and will enable us to develop our reach and impact within deprived communities throughout Africa. All involved in Africa on the Ball, both in Scotland and Zambia are extremely appreciative to EZ Sport for their support and sponsorship of this aspect of our work. Good nutrition is very important to both a players performance and personal development and as the team in Zambia develops and climbs up the league, it’s great we’ve got this support from EZ Sport which will give us a solid foundation to continue to grow on and off the pitch”.

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    Looking for Partnerships with Youth Football Clubs

    Africa on the Ball are looking to partner with youth football clubs across Scotland. Football is a global game loved the world around and can be used as a tool to teach about global awareness and citizenship. We would love to link up with youth football clubs and talk about out work in Zambia and see if they would be interested in sponsoring an aspect of our work.   WHAT YOU WOULD GET As part of any partnership we would want to ensure your club and its members benefit by the following: - A talk about our work and football in Africa (if wanted) - A thank you photo from Zambia - Communication through newsletters and Social Media WHAT CAN YOU HELP WITH? If you're wondering how you might be able to help our work, there's many ways! Here's just a few: - Donating unwanted football kit & boots - Sponsoring a player - Donating unwanted CDs/DVDs - Running a fundraiser for our project in Zambia - Supporting us online when you use Top Cash Back and Easy Fundraising SPECIAL THANKS We would like to thank West Park United who last year donated kit to Africa on the Ball (as pictured above).

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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 (SC0444). 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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