Dear Friend, Ambassadors In Sport, which began as a small team of us in England, is no longer a small team. Now 22 years later, our 1000+ trained volunteers share the Gospel along with indigenous staff in 22 countries around the world. Over the past two years, Ambassadors leaders and I [Jonathan Ortlip, Ambassadors
International Director] have “counted the cost” (Lk. 14:28) for moving forward and
This summer proved to be a fun-filled and exciting time for everyone involved in the Ambassadors Soccer Camps USA experience. Over 1000 children signed up and participated in soccer camps across the country.
COACHES About 80 coaches arrived in Cleveland at the beginning of the summer from Brazil, USA, Czech Republic, England, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, Ireland, Nigeria, South Africa, Scotland, Macedonia, Switzerland and Zambia to join this amazing coaching team for what proved to be an incredible and life changing summer! Coaching Tour
Hope Academy Selected as Finalist
Cape Town, November 30th, 2011 – South Africa’s first prison-based football academy has been nominated for a prestigious accolade from globally recognised sporting organisation Beyond Sport.
This is the second time that Ambassadors in Sport’s (AIS) Drakenstein Hope Academy has received a nomination for Beyond Sport’s Social Inclusion Award for having recognised and successfully harnessed the potential football has as a mechanism for social upliftment. Being selected, as a finalist is no small feat – of the 400 entries from 125 countries into the various categories of the Beyond Sport Awards, 38 finalists were chosen and only four of these are from South Africa, one of which is the Drakenstein Hope Academy. Read the whole story here.
Summer Camps Highlights
SEE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2011 CAMPS
Over 60 coaches from all over the world participated in Ambassadors USA Soccer Camps all across America last summer. Be part of next summer's fun. Click on Camps to learn more.
Billy from Ambassadors Thailand visited northern Japan with SEND missionaries to make ministerial assessments of the region. Ambassadors Thailand is partnering with SEND missionaries over the coming months and years in the relief efforts in northern Japan. In mid-June, Ambassadors Thailand staff will be helping to lead a team to northern Japan to aid in the relief efforts by providing children with soccer programs and assisting with manual labor in the continuing clean-up efforts.
Below is video footage taken during the recent trip in Sendai and Ishinomaki. Please continue praying for Japan..