NILE FOOTBALL ACADEMY

Welcome from CEO

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are at the beginning of establishing a football academy to operate in South Sudan. In order to achieve this aim, it is important that we start with raising awareness in the community through the provision of a football program in Australia. Therefore, I wholeheartedly invite you to support the Nile Football Program here in Australia as we work on the logistic for the Nile Football Academy in South Sudan. We take your child’s individual learning very serious and important. Our core values are to cultivate the best out of your child’s talent and prepare them for future career in Football. We believe that a child needs to develop his/her physical, psychological, emotional and social skills to be able to make it into professional football career; therefore our programs target these areas of a child’s development. We work day and night to research, trial and gather information for the betterment of your child’s talent.

I hope that we will get the same commitment from you to enable us to achieve our goal, which is to develop your child’s talent.

Join us today and let us build a future for South Sudan, moreover, a future for your child!!

Regards,

Abraham Ajhok Kuol,

CEO, Nile Football Academy

Aim

The aims of the Nile Football Program are to:

  1. Promote football talent among children in the community.
  2. Provide opportunities for mothers to engage in other activities such as further education or employment.
  3. Provide a support structure to help parents in developing good relationships with their children.
  4. Encourage health and wellbeing among children.

Locations

Nile Football Program (NFP) is a registered not-for-profit organisation.  Its head office is in Sydney and there are plans to open other branches across Australia.

Vision

A world-class football program that promotes leadership and social cohesion

Mission

Our mission is two-fold:

  • To produce players, ages 5-15 who are innovative and have exceptional decision-making skills
  • To train and support coaches who are excellent football teachers and bring out the best in players

Coaching Philosophy

Our coaching philosophy guides our work with football players and coaches.  It comprises of four elements:

  1. Physical: Developing physical ability through a healthy lifestyle and age-appropriate exercise.

Many of the players may not have access to football programs and support in maintaining a healthy lifestyle if it were not through NFP. 

  1. Psychological: Training players to have an appropriate mind-set in order to manage their emotions and behaviour.

Players will be mentored on how to respond and develop resilience in addressing life issues.  This may include learning how to manage, racism and developing appropriate conflict resolution skills.  Players will be mentored to broaden their minds to what opportunities lie ahead with and beyond football.

  1. Social: Creating opportunities for communities to connect, share ideas and support players and coaches.

This includes promoting volunteerism, leadership and teamwork.  Parents will be mentored on how to develop healthy relationships with their children (the players). They will also be encouraged to identify and support their children’s talents.  In addition, NFP will contribute towards breaking down social exclusion by providing opportunities for players to interact with the wider Australian community, and in turn open their network of friends and colleagues.

  1. Technical ability: Enhancing age-appropriate player and coaching prowess.

In order for coaches to bring out the best in players, they will work to understand individual players and identify specific approaches to coach each player.  Coaches and players will work in partnership to make each training session and game relevant and enjoyable. 

Values

Our coaching philosophy is underpinned by seven values:

  • Teamwork – NFP emphasises teamwork through developing corporation, understanding team dynamics and how each individual player can contribute to the team.
  • Respect – NFP promotes respect for all those involved in the game, including player, coaches, referees and supporters.
  • Volunteerism  – NFP encourages parents and other community members to volunteer and support the program and football players.  Community members are encouraged to volunteer in administrative roles and in social activities and provide specific family support, where needed.
  • Commitment – NFP expects that all individuals are committed to the aims and activities of the program.
  • Fun for all – NFP will ensure that the football programs are fun and address each players individual needs.
  • Diversity and equity – NFP will encourage involvement from a range of communities.  We will ensure the diversity of participants.  NFP will not discriminate against anyone.
  • A fair go for a fair play – NFP will provide all interested players an opportunity to develop their football talent, while learning how to play a fair game. 

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Our staff

Abraham Ajhok Kuol

Abraham has over 30 years experience in the football industry as a player and as a coach at national and international levels.  He has also spearheaded the development and promotion of a number of football programs in Australia and in Kenya. Abraham was the head coach of Football United Program that became a success in Sydney Australia. As a result, he was awarded a free ticket to the 2010 South African World Cup.  He also coached a group of young Australians to the FIFA 2010 World Cup Youth street soccer. Abraham also managed the South Sudanese Football Association in NSW in Australia.  The program was later developed into Western Sydney Multicultural Football Program under Abraham’s leadership.  Prior to coming to Australia, Abraham was one of the coaches at the Kenyan Ligi Ndogo Academy in Nairobi. Has played more than 400 games at international, national, provincial, district and school levels.  Abraham’s vast accomplishments are evident through the numerous championships he and his teams have won.

 

Dor Akech Achiek

Dor has graduate qualifications and significant work experience in human resource and project management.  He has led a number of projects and initiatives in Australia in the areas of youth development, community and children services, along with coaching and mentoring young football players in Western Sydney, Australia.

Membership

Click HERE to download a membership form

Support us

We invite you to support us through:

  1. Making a donation: Click HERE to make a donation
  2. Donate products: Click HERE to complete a products donation form
  3. Volunteer: Click HERE to complete a volunteer form

Contact us

Contact details for the Nile Football Program:

23A Portico Parade

Toongabbie NSW 2146

Ph: +61432220744

M: +61470119924

E: abrahamajok@gmail.com

History

Nile Football Academy is a football program, which provides player development, grassroots football coaching and community building initiatives through football philosophy. Nile Football Academy emerged out of the dire need to foster football development among South Sudanese Youth at local, national and international level. The activities we offer include; coaching, mentoring, selling and buying gears, storage, workshops, tours/camps, tournaments, football registration and services relevant to football customers. Nile Football Academy is an instrument of rebuilding society and producing future elite athletes for South Sudanese football

Vision

A world-class football academy that develops and promotes football athletes

Mission

To train and inspire football athletes to reach their potential as professional football players by developing their physical, psychological, social and technical abilities

Coaching Philosophy

Our coaching philosophy is four-fold:

  • Physical: Developing physical ability through a healthy lifestyle and age-appropriate exercise.

Players will be encourage to drink plenty of water, avoiding junk food and be active in their day-to-day activities.

  • Psychological: Training players to have an appropriate mind-set in order to manage their emotions and behaviour.

Having the right mind-set on and off the football field is important.  Players are to be dedicated and maintain a positive attitude and to be composed under pressure.  Players will be mentored on how to respond and develop resilience in addressing life issues.  This may include learning how to managing things such as racism, developing mental toughness and appropriate conflict resolution skills.  Players will be mentored in such as way that they learn how to broaden their minds to what opportunities lay ahead, within and beyond football.

 

  • Social: Creating opportunities for communities to connect, share ideas and support the players and coaches.

This includes promoting volunteerism, leadership and teamwork.

Parents will be mentored on how to develop healthy relationships with their children (the players). They will also be encouraged to identify and support their children’s talents.  In addition, NFP will contribute towards breaking down social exclusion by providing opportunities for players to interact with the wider Australian community, and in turn open their network of friends and colleagues.

  • Technical skills: Training athletes on overall football techniques.

Skills and technique are essential to inspire creativity, excitement and entertainment.  African children are taught to play football with a rag ball[1].  This ball is extremely difficult to manoeuvre.  All players within the academy will learn how to play with a rag doll within the first 6-8 weeks of enrolment. Many African coaches believe that the ability to successfully manoeuvre a rag ball is a predictor of advanced ball handling prowess. 

NFA will promote the unique African goal keeping style, which is different to goal keeping styles used in other parts of the world.   The goalkeepers will be taught how to follow the direction of the ball and not the direction of the player’s foot. There are also techniques in control and passing that are unique among African football players, which NFP will cultivate.  Players will also be encouraged to embrace their coach’s ideas but also to be creative. 

Values

Our coaching philosophy is underpinned by seven values:

  • Teamwork – NFP emphasises teamwork through developing corporation, understanding team dynamics and how each individual player can contribute to the team.
  • Respect – NFP promotes respect for all those involved in the game, including player, coaches, referees and supporters.
  • Volunteerism  – NFP encourages parents and other community members to volunteer and support the program and football players.  Community members are encouraged to volunteer in administrative roles and in social activities and provide specific family support, where needed.
  • Commitment – NFP expects that all individuals are committed to the aims and activities of the program.
  • Fun for all – NFP will ensure that the football programs are fun and address each player’s individual needs.
  • Diversity and equity – NFP will encourage involvement from a range of communities.  We will ensure the diversity of participants.  NFP will not discriminate against anyone.
  • A fair go for a fair play – NFP will provide all interested players an opportunity to develop their football talent, while learning how to play a fair game. 

[1] A rag ball is made out of paper and plastic bags.  The ball does not bounce and does not have any air inside. 

Programs

  • Junior Training Academy
  • Junior camps
  • Seniors League
  • East African Tour
  • Football Festivals & Gala Days
  • Schools Program

Sub-button: Community Development

  • Fund raising activities
  • Community Expos
  • Athlete Sponsorships

Gallery

Our staff

Abraham Ajhok Kuol

Abraham has over 30 years experience in the football industry as a player and as a coach at national and international levels.  He has also spearheaded the development and promotion of a number of football programs in Australia and in Kenya. Abraham was the head coach of Football United Program that became a success in Sydney Australia. As a result, he was awarded a free ticket to the 2010 South African World Cup.  He also coached a group of young Australians to the FIFA 2010 World Cup Youth street soccer. Abraham also managed the South Sudanese Football Association in NSW in Australia.  The program was later developed into Western Sydney Multicultural Football Program under Abraham’s leadership.  Prior to coming to Australia, Abraham was one of the coaches at the Kenyan Ligi Ndogo Academy in Nairobi. Has played more than 400 games at international, national, provincial, district and school levels.  Abraham’s vast accomplishments are evident through the numerous championships he and his teams have won.

 

Dor Akech Achiek

Dor has graduate qualifications and significant work experience in human resource and project management.  He has led a number of projects and initiatives in Australia in the areas of youth development, community and children services, along with coaching and mentoring young football players in Western Sydney, Australia.

 

Coaches

  1. Ajok Kuol Ajok
  2. Ayom Mariar Ayom – Oz
  3. Reech Kuot – Oz
  4. Kok Achiek Ajith – Oz
  5. Dor Akech Achiek – Oz
  6. Alier Kur Jur – SS
  7. Machola Ayak – SS
  8. Ayii Tong Ayii – SS
  9. Deng Aguek Deng – SS
  10. Chol Nyok (Ability – Makandar) – US
  11. Anyar Alier Anuur (Jamus) – US
  12. Kuony Bilieu – Oz
  13. Thon Mangok (Sir Alex) – SS
  14. Atem Deng Jok
  15. Lual Malaak Ayuen
  16. Mayor Makeer – SS
  17. Bol Deng – SS
  18. Anyang Mayak Kok – SS
  19. Arok Ajang Thon – Oz
  20. Deng Abul – Oz
  21. Fodey Kamara – Oz

Membership

Click HERE to download a membership form

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We invite you to support us through:

  1. Making a donation: Click HERE to make a donation
  2. Donate products: Click HERE to complete a products donation form
  3. Volunteer: Click HERE to complete a volunteer form

Contact us

Contact details for the Nile Football Academy:

23A Portico Parade

Toongabbie NSW 2146

Ph: +61432220744

M: +61470119924

E: abrahamajok@gmail.com

 

Dor Akech Achiek, Ambassador and Relations Manager

Mob: +61 470 603 877           

Email: ambassador@nilefootballacademy.com

dorakech@happykidstart.org

 

South Sudan Office, Juba

Mob: +211954630725            

Email: Opmanager@nilefootballacademy.com