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Calendar

22.10.2018
VS-Sitzung
VS-Meeting

23.10.2018
Erster Schultag
First day at school

23.10.2018
Besuch der Nairobi Academy (DSN@NA)
Visit to the Nairobi Academy (DSN@NA)

23.10.2018
Projekt HÖXTER
Project HÖXTER

24.10.2018
Frau Seite SL-Tagung Beirut
Ms. Seite in Beirut

24.10.2018
SchilF DaF/DFU

27.10.2018
Aufführung "Heimat" mit Schülern der deutschen Partnerschule und den Starkids- Schülern
Performance "home" with pupils of the German partner school and the Starkids pupils

29.10.2018
Treasures of Kenya 19:00 Uhr
Treasures of Kenya 7.00 PM

01.11.2018
Bundesjugendspiele
Federal Youth Games

01.11.2018
Mitgliederversammlung des Schulvereins 19:00
General meeting of the school association 7:00 PM

The german School Football Centre 

Under 7 till U11 - Player

The Centre was founded in January 2013 in order to offer quality training and competitive matches on Saturdays to those students who want to play football beyond the level of an extra-curricular activity.  Following the School’s policy of social and cultural integration, the “Centre” also invites the Kenyan neighbourhood for membership.  Its objectives are:

·         Offer children age 6 to 19 a safe and healthy occupation on Saturdays.

·         Detect and foster football talent through quality training and regular matches.

·         Narrow the gap between the different segments of the society in Nairobi.

·         Make the German School known as a centre of academic excellence and diversity.

The GSFC looks back to a successful development over the past 5 years.  On paper, the Centre has now 130 members and on average 110 children in the age groups “Under”7, U9, U11, U13, U15, U17, and U19 attend training on Saturdays.  For U13 we also have a girls’ team.  One trainer takes care of a maximum of 10 players to assure good technical quality.  Each team has at least one match per month against schools, clubs, and academies in Nairobi.  The 3 seasons between the main holidays have 3 months each and the membership fee per child and season is 7,000 KSH. 30% of the players come from disadvantaged families in Kiambu, Githongoro, Babandogo, and Kibera.  Their membership is free and we provide them with second hand boots and the bus fare to come to the training.

The GSFC is run on a volunteer basis by a Management Committee of 5 member parents.  All income is invested into the programme. 

Looking back, some special events come to the mind: The annual Mini-World-Cup at the  International School of Kenya, tournaments at home and in other centres, the trip of our U17 and U19 in October 2017 with the new train to Mombasa, where most of them had never been before and where they had matches against the youth of the Premier League club Bandari FC and Nyali Youth Centre, our U17 losing the first one 3:1 and our U19 winning the second one 2:3. 

Kenya has great football talent but it gets lost because clubs in Kenya in general do not have youth departments. Therefore, since May 2017, the GSFC organizes a Nairobi MiniLiga for U15 and U19, which offers 8 teams competitive matches at a good level twice per month and a platform to be seen by professional clubs.  Our teams always occupy one of the first three places.  In December 2016, the Nigerian football legend Sunday Oliseh was in Nairobi and trained some of our coaches.  In May 2018, we participated in a scouting exercise by a football expert from the UK, who was identifying players for college soccer teams in the USA.  The Super League Club KRA shows interest in 2 of our players.       

On an almost straight path to the gate

Spectators in Kabati-Muranga

Our U19 before the match in Mombasa

Some of the more ambitious young players were able to join the training program of Ligi Ndogo, a Kenyan organization hosted on Saturday mornings by the German School. Unfortunately, Ligi Ndogo found it difficult to provide enough competent trainers and withdrew in 2012.

To fill the gap and involve more of the students, members of the German School Society founded 'The German School Football Centre.' The new centre offers training with competent coaches over three seasons per year for children aged 5 to 13 from the school and neighbouring communities. A fee of 6,000 KES per player per season is charged. Each team can look ahead to one match per month with other schools or football academies in Nairobi, as well as regular tournaments. Fixtures outside Nairobi are planned for the future.

The football centre began operating in January and is developing well. After two months, it had attracted over 50 members, and was able to field up to five teams. A sponsor, Thola Glass, has provided new balls and training bibs to help get things started. Inaugural friendly matches against the International School of Kenya (ISK) on February 23 saw those teams start to take shape. They also brought encouraging results, with wins for the U6 (4:0), U7 (2:1) and U11 (4:2) and a hard-fought draw for the U9 (1:1).

The objectives of the GSFC program include:

  • Offering children a healthy occupation on Saturday mornings
  • Detecting and fostering talent through competent training
  • Integrating the German School into the larger Kenyan community
  • Promoting the school as a centre of comprehensive quality education

By including players from the surrounding communities, the football centre has assured the strength of each age group and raised the standard of play. This could be a model for other sports where the school struggles to form competitive teams, due the relative small pool of students.

For the organizing committee,

Ernst Tenambergen and Stephen Graham