Ambassadors Ladies are about to embark on their first ever season in the NIWFA and will participate in the Southern Division 2. The club has similar objectives to the other teams but with one distinct difference – Ambassadors Football seek to ‘do football differently’ as the club is built upon a Christian ethos with values that reflect its mission to communicate the good news of Jesus to all people through football. The club is far from perfect but are looking forward to playing hard while playing fair. Ambassadors believe in honesty and integrity, hard work and discipline. They aim to be successful on the pitch without compromising their core values.
The club grew out of a kickabout in a church hall, to playing indoor 7 aside over winter with the first official training session taking place at the beginning of February. The squad of 25 is made up of a range of players from many different backgrounds in life and playing history in football.
Manager Mike Rees believes this can only be a good thing as all girls will want to play so will be determined to fight hard for positions. “We have seen really good numbers at training on Monday nights and we are now focusing on the upcoming friendlies and figuring out our strongest team…It’s an exciting time for the club and the ladies can’t wait to get onto the pitch”. Timmy Gillespie (Coach) has spent time working with Stoke City FC but is adjusting well to the dynamic of working with a bunch of females!
Ambassadors Ladies kick off the season away to Ballynahinch Ladies on Wed 22nd April.
Ambassadors Football is a global organisation that works in over 25 countries all over the world. They run camps, clubs, playing tours, coaching tours, work in prisons and much more! The Ireland office is based in the Portadown area, where we have football programmes for kids aged 3-14 as well as the Ladies Club (14+) and two mens teams. For more information check out www.ambassadorsfootball.org or Ambassadors Football Ireland (Facebook page).