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YWAM Boyz team representing their nation

In 2006 YWAM Belize Banana Bank Campus pioneered a football ministry with a focus on using sports as a tool to equip young men with a holistic approach: empowering them to fulfill their God given dreams. It took off and became one of the most successful ministries we run to date. We focus on young men ages 6+ and by the efforts of Santiago Valencia and John George, a team began to materialize as boys from the Roaring Creek area began to come, one after the other. Roaring Creek is a dangerous community, and the base is safe and secure place during after school hours. A soccer team was built. It is a delight for all to see the skill of this group of boys on the field, whose ability, through the great coaching of ‘Santi’ and John would bring them to an undefeated season!

The program, now seven years old, is shaping the life of each boy! They come every day. We welcome them, feed them, and train them. 

Areas of focus are Discipline, Teamwork, Respect, and Spiritual influence. Team sports offer the boys’ purpose; they are accountable to one another. Many have come from dysfunctional, broken homes. We are exposing them to something different and reaching the kids, while reaching the parents through their kids, using football as the tool to bridge the gap.

In the beginning the players were quite out of control. Initially, our focus was discipline training. In addition, when the National Team visited, the kids watched them train. Some of those players took special interest in our members. That was one of the turning points for our boys. They began to take their soccer training much more seriously.

Santiago and his wife Liliana personally sponsor every player by paying game fees, supplying and washing team uniforms, providing transportation to and from games & snacks and often the daily ‘meals’ when the boys are on base. Sometimes there is little to feed the kids, but they do what they can.

We now have young men coming from other districts in the nation to train and play on our team. 

The turning point came in 2012 when we took a team to tournament in the Dominican Republic and we won!!! 

A very historic moment in the nation. 

(Newspaper read out of the tournament in the Dominican Republic)

30 November, 2012

Amandala “Belize’s leading newspaper”

Belize U-15 football team returns from San Domingo with gold

The Belize team returned to a heroes’ welcome on Tuesday after their stunning and historic accomplishment.