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Lily has been coming to girls football since we held an after school club at her school in 2018. She is now 8 years old and loves football. She attends every event we host and our weekly activities. Her family do not attend church but are very happy about the confidence she has developed and friendships she has made.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners, like Ambassadors Football, working faithfully to build communities & help children, like Lily, play.

Since the beginning of the year we have been training churches in Community Football Outreach. We hosted eight training events on zoom, resulting 3 churches starting football programs since January 2022. Three more are starting in the next few weeks. Some of these are in low income communities in England.

At the same time we hosted the Children’s London Churches Football Tournament (LCFT) last Saturday (May 14th). 23 churches sent teams. 43 New Testaments were given away, mainly to children who did not attend church.

We have started to develop a specific work for women’s football. Just before Easter we hosted a football tournament for girls aged 7-11. 38 girls took part, of whom 30 did not attend church. They heard the ‘hot seat’ interview with a local pastor and all the feedback we received was positive about attending another tournament later in the summer and a camp in Lancaster.

Over the summer we will host more camps than ever before – across Great Britain. Ball Project equipment and balls will be used at all these camps. This follows two years where there was a lot of disruption due to the restrictions associated with Covid-19.

Weekly activities continue in London, Lancaster, Morecambe, Glasgow and Manchester.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners, like Ambassadors Football, working faithfully to build communities & help children play.

We have been able to have camps again. Ball Project equipment was used in 10 camps around the country. As a result of one weekly outreach on an estate we had 100 kids sign up for the sessions. As a result a family started attending church in the same location on Sundays.

We also started a new homeless outreach in Kent. A church is now playing football alongside providing food and a message every week.

We have a lot of opportunities to share with churches and other groups. The Ball Project provides key equipment that enables us to do our job well.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners working faithfully to build community & help children play.

Help children play

“Give me a ball and I’ll have a thousand kids chasing after it.” –Solomon, Kenya

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