Kisumu Youth Football Association.

Coaches Across Continents Impact Numbers

2012 2013 2014
Coaches Taught 12
Children Impacted 310
In Community Hours 400

Kisumu Youth Football Association (KYFA) was founded in 2004 with 12 informal youth football teams from low-income urban and peri-urban areas of Kisumu City. Given the lack of out of school recreational opportunities for youths, the founding teams and their unemployed coaches set up a football competition to positively utilize their free time. Since then KYFA has expanded into a youth ‘sports for development’ organization combining a community based infrastructure for football competitions with life skills and leadership programs and technical football training.

KYFA has grown into a 3000 players, 150 coaches and 50 referees Association and hosts structured football leagues for boys and girls from 8 to 18 years old. KYFA’s goal in creating after-school activities for children is to create positive behavior and social change by using football as a link to the community.

Many of the KYFA coaches have received training from the Royal Dutch Football Association. Thus, one of the priorities of the CAC partnership was to teach the experienced coaches how to view football not only as a competition but also as a tool for social change, in particular with regards to conflict resolution. We completed a Hat Trick Intiative with KYFA in Kenya in 2012.

Read more about KYFA here.

For past CAC blogs on KYFA, please click here: 2010

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