VSA Kenya: we live as one family, we live to win!

(+254) 716 405 781 info@vsakenya.org

VSA is registered under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Republic of Kenya,
Certificate N° WTLS/FB/005 (PDF Document)

 

BACKGROUND

Victoria Sports Association (VSA) is a community based Youth Football Team for disadvantaged young people, situated in Deep Sea Slum, Westlands Division (Nairobi). VSA is also registered with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to develop youth football from the grassroots in Kenya.

VSA was established in 2006. Since then we have constantly identified and developed talents among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. We started with eighteen (18) young people and currently we have registered 150 young boys and girls. Of these, 90 are orphans and homeless/street children, while 60 young people have both parents.

VSA’s operational work is in Nairobi and Gem in Siaya counties, and aims at engaging and organizing young people into sports, education, skills development and activities like theater, music and environmental awareness. Such positive projects can help transform our youth into responsible and pro-active adults whilst reducing the risk of juvenile delinquency, prevent HIV/AIDS, and promote health and well being.

VSA has been successful in assimilating young people with harsh realities into responsible citizens of Kenya.

 

VISION

To help disadvantaged children to become good citizens that can contribute positively to their home country

MISSION

To create positive changes in the life of children through education, sports and fun activities

AIMS

VSA is primarily and strategically guided by three major motives: Social Responsibility, Education, Commercial Sports Business (see below)

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

 

Social Responsibility

  • To help disadvantaged and needy children through sports
  • To remove children from street and transform them into productive citizens
  • To reduce the number of drug addicts
  • To pay an active role in promotion of youth and women empowerment – economically, socially and politically
  • To create public awareness of human rights and civic responsibilities through seminars, workshops, conferences and publications
  • To carry out HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns
  • To keep the children busy with positive and healthy activities during holidays, especially when they are not with their parents
  • To create mutual understanding and cooperation among all the youth academies in Kenya by creating and organizing soccer leagues and competitions

Education

  • To offer school bursaries to disadvantaged children to promote their education and wellbeing
  • To work hand in hand with parents and schools, to facilitate children to learn
  • To facilitate orphans, street kids and children from poor families to get sponsors for their studies
  • To provide the youth with knowledge in computer skills

Commercial Sports Business

  • Talent promotion: to generate revenue by identifying, grooming, selling or buying football talent, skills and expertise
  • ​Commercial advertising: to generate revenue for the club by selling advertising space on Club materials and events

MANAGEMENT

VSA has a committed and well-founded,
hard-working staff comprised of the following:

  • National Coordinator – Dennis Otieno
  • District Coordinator – Geoffrey Ambasi
  • Secretary – Stephen Otieno
  • Treasurer – Josphine Makokha
  • Sports & Education Officer – Washington Omugah
  • Team Manager – Evans Kiarie
  • Team parent – Roselyne Nyambura
  • Supervisor – Matteo Marotta

DOCUMENTS

VSA Kenya Certificate (Ministry) – PDF Document
VSA Constitution – downlead the PDF here
Statement of Need – download the PDF here
2015 Workplan – download the PDF here
2015 Sports Activities Budget – download the PDF here
2015 Season Provincial League Budget – download the PDF here
2018 Vision – download the PDF here

Coach Dennis Otieno

MESSAGE BY COACH DENNIS

I am Dennis Otieno, VSA national coordinator and one of the talent promoters of Kenya’s young generation.

​I started this project in 2006 and since then I have attended 3 coaching courses in football. Among these, the Coaching Course I did in Rome (Italy, 2010-2011) inspired me to start up an organization of Talents Identification called Victoria Sports Association (VSA).

We are proud to engage Kenyan youth helping them get an opportunity to play football as a way to get them into school in Kenya and abroad.

​The VSA is registered with the Registrar of Societies (Kenya) and affiliated to the Federation of Kenyan Football Association (FKF) to provide professional soccer coaching activities in collaboration with parents to talented boys and girls between the ages of 3 to 18 years. The academy manages about 150 registered youths.

​In the VSA work plan, the association receives soccer coaches from Kenya, Italy and other places. They are friends of the academy and provide free coaching expertise to the players and local coaches. They also organize football tournaments to create awareness like HIV Aids, poverty and hunger amongst the youth of Kenya; and promote participation in World Youth tournaments (like Dana Cup, Football Festival Denmark, Vildbjerg Cup Denmark, Gothia Cup Sweden) to promote international friendship and exposure.

The Directors, who are Local and Foreign, are persons of integrity with vast soccer administration skills and technical knowledge. The establishment of VSA was a vision of parents and sympathizers of children talented in soccer, to develop them into well-educated superstars.

The catchment areas are 2 districts of Kenya organized in youth division groups that form Victoria Sports Association. The Academy was established on 26th November 2006 and officially launched on 15th January 2008.

​On behalf of Victoria Sports Association, I am pleased to extend my gratitude to all our partners, friends and well-wishers, who have helped us make this great idea a reality for the Future of Kenya’s Youth.

Best Wishes,

Dennis Otieno
​National Coordinator