The Addo Football Youth Academy is rooted in the small community of Nomathamsanqa, a township located in the Eastern province of South Africa.
This beautiful community is located next to the Addo Elephant Wildlife Park and the large citrus area.

Factors contributing and extending the ongoing cycle of poverty and unemployment among the youth of the community is AFYA’s main concern.

Some of the following factors namely: unsupervised youth, chronic absenteeism and bad school marks, contribute to the lack of progress children show in school and eventually to the high school drop-out rates. This greatly impact the future of the youth and their ability to obtain employment.

Our after-school Football academy is designed to meet the holistic needs of children so that they are better equipped to achieve a brighter future. We seek to enrich the lives of the disadvantaged children and youth of Nomantamsanqa through football, educational and career-based programs.

1. Football Fairplay

Our initial and main program is our football fairplay or after-school football program. The main objective of this program is to encourage the healthy development of children during their school career (6-18 years old), promoting values, life skills, and healthy sports habits, offering them tools to supplement their education and ensuring a safe place with supervision after school. Keeping children off the street is the goal!

2. Inspiring Futures

Preparing our youth to find suitable employment is very important to ensure financial independency.
In our inspiring futures or career-development program our goal is to move young people successfully
from learning to earning through equipping them with various skills.

3. Extra Time

Where children have the opportunity to receive extra math and English tutoring and help with their homework.
The goal of this program is to improve their performance in school and reduce the risk of dropouts.