Hope Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 7 Greenwich Road, Diep River, Cape Town, South Africa.
Phone Number: 0027842922232
Fax Number: 0866147582
Director: Tim Tucker
Duration: 10 Years

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Additional Information

School Information:

Hope Academy is a non-profit program that places football (soccer) academies in disadvantaged communities across Africa. The program develops under privileged children in their football, faith and future.

Curriculum Highlights:

Life skills modules, HIV/AIDS education, anti-trafficking, etc.

School Setting:

Cape Town, Soweto, Mamelodi and Durban in South Africa. Lusaka, Zambia. Nairobi, Kenya. Maputo, Mozambique. Lusaka, Zambia.

Program Information: Vision - To offer an intensive & holistic football-based program that provides underprivileged children the opportunity to fulfill their God-given potential on and off the field. Mission - To strategically establish self-sustainable Hope Academies in disadvantaged communities to uplift children in their football, faith and future.

Patrons: Lee Sharpe (ex Man U & England), Matthew Booth (Sundowns & South Africa), Musa Otieno (Santos & Kenya) & Ricardo Katza (Supersport & ex South Africa)


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} “I joined the Academy when I was 10 years old, recently I have been selected for the U17 National Team in Zambia. I want to thank my coaches and the Academy for teaching me and caring about my future. I have been taught that soccer is not the only thing in life and that I need to be a role model and example for others” Mweene, Zambia

“I was known for my association with one of the main prison gangs. One day I was locked in a single cell because I stabbed two inmates. I had a talent in football and heard about the Hope Academy program. I thought we would learn about football only but I have learnt so much and my life has changed thanks to the coaches and the hope they gave me. I am no longer in the gang and I hope to also help other guys in the prison change for the better” Simphiwe Mitingane, Drakenstein.

In 2008 my Mum died from TB. I never knew my father so I now live with my grandmother. Since I have joined the Academy I have improved my discipline and enjoyed the life skills sessions. Also the Academy has helped me with food as we don’t have much at home and given me some clothes to help my grandmother. I am thankful to my coaches who visit my home and show they care for me.