Michael Smart


Ambassadors Football
Welcome to Ambassadors Football, an international Christian organisation that since 1990 has been getting alongside children, youth and adults through the universal language of football in order to build trust and enable positive life changing decisions. Our passion is football, sharing our faith and bringing about a better future for individuals. We want to invest in people and communities by training, resourcing, equipping and supporting individuals, churches and other organisations, to empower them to see positive change in their community through football.
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Michael Smart

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MichaelSmart-AISAfrica

Hi, thanks for visiting my page.

As you may already be aware, I will be leaving for South Africa in January to work for Ambassadors in Sport (AIS) for 10 months. AIS is a Christian charity that use football as a way to reach people and bring hope back to those who may have lost their way.

With the passing of a highly successful 2010 World Cup, African football has been given the limelight and has shown itself to be colourful, unique and successful, but it is still not without its obvious problems. AIS-Africa now has a vital role in maintaining this celebration of African football and continuing the message of hope for those who are poor, marginalised or vulnerable.

As an Ambassadors intern, I will be placed in the South Africa office for 10 months to assist in work being done in prisons, schools, hope academies, children’s homes, local communities and churches to bring hope through football. In order to complete this internship I will have to raise £4150 throughout the year in order to cover training costs, administrations costs, ministry transport, accommodation and food.  

Initially, as part of this effort I am running the Bedford Harriers Half Marathon, which takes place on 12th December. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to the charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.


Recent donors

29.07.11 Wonderful job. You are really changing lives. Tremendous experience too. This is from me. (Change of plan - School Council heard about the famine in East Africa and felt they had to support there) Lots of love from us all here. God bless.

25.04.11 Great stuff Mikes !

03.02.11 Enjoy!

30.01.11 Have a great time!

26.01.11 Michael - I've had A message through from your Dad to say that your flight's been delayed. I hope that you've managed to set off now. Be assured of my prayers for your safety, encouragement and blessing.

24.01.11 good luck in South Africa!

23.01.11 Enjoy!

12.01.11 Great Job!!!


27.12.10 Hi Michael, A great charity to be involved with. We are sure you will both give and receive a lot during your time in Africa!

24.12.10 We wish you all the best for next year, and in the future Love from Bernard & Joan xx

22.12.10 So sorry I missed the date. Sounds an amazing project! Very best of luck.

21.12.10 Well done michael ,Your dad told me all about this and hope it goes well ,

12.12.10 Rung like the wind

10.12.10 Smash it.

10.12.10 G'luck Mike! X

07.12.10 Sounds awesome!

28.11.10 All the best mate. Im sure you'll do great.

28.11.10 From a friend at St Mary's, Meppershall



18.11.10 Hi Michael. Wish this could be more. Good to see you at "****19. Philip & Eileen

18.11.10 Dearest Michael, Run your race my friend!!. 1 CORINTIANS 9:24-27 May God Bless you always Dawn & Roger

16.11.10 Good luck with your trip to South Africa - from all at Holtby Turner



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