Ambassadors Football

Ambassadors Football Genesis Projects

Giving homeless men a chance to: • Get fit • Meet others • Have a regular time to play football, eat and meet together with others • Have a chance to improve their lives through training associated with the programme

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1055422)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,500

Amount raised

£2,725

Donations

19

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

  • "We have seen lives changed through the 9 years that this project has been running. It is so encouraging to see young men, who are unfit and disinterested in life, change to want to be healthy and give something back to society."

    — Ryan Lynch - staff member Good Shepherd Mission

  • “It’s given me a sense of purpose, it’s helped me get to know people. On the Street you can feel lonely, I come to play football but also love to see everyone. I’ve made some good friends, having lunch together after playing can feel like a family occasion."

    — Dave - participant

  • "The project has seen 300 men go through. I don't think it would have lasted so long if it wasn't doing something right. In other cities this model could be so effective if we have resources to deliver training to partners who are keen to do this."

    — Dan Owen

  • “It’s given me a sense of purpose, it’s helped me get to know people. On the Street you can feel lonely, I come to play football but also love to see everyone. I’ve made some good friends, having lunch together after playing can feel like a family occasion."

    — Dave - participant

  • "The project has seen 300 men go through. I don't think it would have lasted so long if it wasn't doing something right. In other cities this model could be so effective if we have resources to deliver training to partners who are keen to do this."

    — Dan Owen

  • "We have seen lives changed through the 9 years that this project has been running. It is so encouraging to see young men, who are unfit and disinterested in life, change to want to be healthy and give something back to society."

    — Ryan Lynch - staff member Good Shepherd Mission

Situation

To help marginalised and unemployed homeless young men find purpose, hope and meaning through a football related programme. These men often: • Are homeless or living on sofas in London and other major cities • Don't know of opportunities for training that can get them employment • Find it difficult to re-integrate in society after time in prison or on the streets • Have an inactive lifestyle • Are open to new ideas and regular programmes that can help them lead a better life in the community

Solution

Genesis Football provides a positive experience for men in our cities by: • Providing exercise opportunities to address health issues. • Football gives an environment where friendship can be formed. • Brings all sorts of people together from diverse backgrounds. • Gives a chance for these young people to discuss issues that they face in a safe environment and be signposted towards opportunities