VSA is registered under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Republic of Kenya,
Certificate N° WTLS/FB/005 (PDF Document)
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.
To help disadvantaged children to become good citizens that can contribute positively to their home country
To create positive changes in the life of children through education, sports and fun activities
VSA is primarily and strategically guided by three major motives: Social Responsibility, Education, Commercial Sports Business (see below)
VSA has a committed and well-founded,
hard-working staff comprised of the following:
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.