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JAG Football Academy 

Our Aim:
  • to provide training and income earning opportunities for leaders
  • to provide football training opportunities for male and female youths
  • to build an identity with Just Act and thus encourage responsibility to their community
  • to build an increasing source of future leaders in the community

Our Female Team  won the  inter school Gala at regional level and are now representing the region at national level. However, their participation depends on correct footwear.  We do not have the funds.  Can you help us support them and raise a minimum of £50 to purchase immediately please.

Please make a donation, on My Donate,  however small here

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How it began
  • April 2014: receipt of donated football team kit by Hanley Swan Football Club (local to founder Jane Smith) enabled first JAG football  match with an identifiable team.

  • seventy were involved as players or spectators and a great atmosphere also raising awareness of JAG's work. 

  • if you were not in a black and white shirt you were in the 'Industries Team'. If you were, you were in the Just Act Gambia team.

  • began a determination to start a football academy. 

Shoe wear

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We Win Our First Cup!

16th April


  • well established academy for both males

       and females meeting 5 times a week 5-7 pm

  • employed

    • football manager      - Ebrima Camara

    • male coach                -  Basiro (Chris) Gomez

    • female coach             -  Amie Gomez

  • regular matches and tournaments,
    men winning first tournament  
    April 2016

  • members regularly supporting community activites

  • two large donations of kit from KitAid

  • enthusiasm

  • their community support well recognised in the area

  • some basic kit,

  • bibs,

  • cones, 

  • worn out plastic football boots

What we have
Where we want to be
Where we are NOW

  • that the Academy is well equipped

  • that we can continue to fund the Academy

  • well trained coaches

The female team preparing for Upper Basic Inter School Gala Competition.

How you could support us
Running costs

Monthly renumerations

       Role                                Per month       @60 £

  • Football Manager         1000GD             £16.66

  • Male F/ball Coach         800GD              £13.33

  • Female F/ball Coach     800GD              £13.33

                                                             Total    £33.32


Additional fees for tournaments (3 per year)

               Fees                         GD              @60 £

  • Registration                 2000             £33.32

  • Refreshments              1000             £16.66

  • In case of injury           500               £8.33

The Academy members are encouraged to raise funds themselves but this often proves difficult 

  • We are in constant need of football boots with plastic studs

  • Plastic studs to replace metal studs

  • Footballs

  • Cones

  • Hand pumps

  • Are you an experienced football coach?

  • We can offer you free basic accommodation.  Make enquiries through our 'Contact us' option

  • A random twitter message to Dave Adams  resulted in two visits to KitAids depot near London collecting boxes of kit

  • shipped to The Gambia by Money Pipe

  • taken to Janjanbureh on top of gelli gellies

  • distrubuted not only to JAG team but Armitage Senior Secondary School, Janjanbureh Middle School,  Janjanbureh Nursery, numerous individuals

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Past Supporters
Hanley Swan Football Club
  • as a result of an appeal on Facebook for football kit local team donated a complete black and white set of jersyes and shorts enabling a team to play in their matching, therefore identifiable setfirst set 


Hanley Swan

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