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The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy

Since the formation of the Youth Development Club towards the end of 2013, The Hurricanes Football Academy has become the natural place for talented youth to go if they wish to make a career out of football or enjoy the game socially. At our club, football development starts from age’s u6 through to u20.Image

We pride ourselves on offering, accredited coaches and we believe thus offering our players the best we can in coaching knowledge and experience. Many of our players have reached Kenya National Football League level, based on the professional and personal training done at our club year after year. We endeavor to assist players to further their training to the highest level possible and to continue playing for the The Hurricanes Football Club, for which we have started a Bursary fund. We also assist the older willing Imageplayers with football coaching or referee courses, to further the options in the football industry.  The vast majority of our 100+ members are from socially challenged backgrounds and communities in the Nairobi area and in most cases it is impossible for them to cover the cost of our yearly registration fee, let alone afford boots, shin pads or transport to and from the grounds and games.Image  The minimal fees we charge annually are vital and necessary for the basic running costs of the club.  Currently, the fields are provided and maintained for by The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy at Huruma Flats, Eastlands, Nairobi. Without this valuable financial aid from The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy, the corporate world, Volunteer coaches and helpful parents, we cease to exist.  Since the formation of the Youth Development Club Imagetowards the end of 2013, The Hurricanes Football Academy has become the natural place for talented youth to go if they wish to make a career out of football or enjoy the game socially. At our club, football development starts from age’s u6 through to u20.  We pride ourselves on offering, accredited coaches and we believe thus offering our players the best we can in coaching knowledge and experience. Many of our players have reached Kenya National Football League level, based on the professional and personal training done at our club year after year.  We endeavor to assist players to further their training to the highest level possible and to continue playing for the The Hurricanes Football Club, for which we have started a ImageBursary fund. We also assist the older willing players with football coaching or referee courses, to further the options in the football industry.  The vast majority of our 500+ members are from socially challenged backgrounds and communities in the Nairobi area and in most cases it is impossible for them to cover the cost of our yearly registration fee, let alone afford boots, shin pads or transport to and from the grounds and games.  The minimal fees we charge annually are vital and necessary for the basic running costs of the club.  Currently, the fields are provided and maintained for by The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy at Huruma Flats, Eastlands, Nairobi. Without this valuable financial aid from The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy, the corporate world, Volunteer coaches and helpful parents, we cease to exist. The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy objectives:

  • To encourage and promote the development and fun of football and life skills ,with an emphasis on youth teams (u6-u18)
  • The Club strives to provide an opportunity for players of both gender and all racial and religious backgrounds, to enjoy the sport with no prejudice. Thus developing and promoting the policy of equal opportunity.
  • To compete at the highest possible levels and leagues or competitions.
  • We endeavor to facilitate the provision of the best playing amenities and equipment available to us, in line with the growth of the sport of football Encouraging sportsmanship and fair competition along with developing through life skills training, upstanding young individuals into our greater communities.
  • To produce football players that will play in our professional leagues in Kenya and abroad.
  • To assist less privileged players with the means to be part of a well administered football structure, within the clubs financial ability.
  • To promote the importance of Education in line with sport.
  • To ensure within the clubs means, that each player has access to the proper kit to play and enjoy the game safely.

Purpose:

  • To encourage and promote the development of football, with an emphasis on youth.

Vision:

  • To run a development program that provides the highest quality of coaching at all levels, so that players may be empowered to advance them through the sport.

Mission:

  • With the combination of magnificent facilities provided by the Academy and quality coaches to become the best football development club and Academy in the country, Africa and the rest of the world.
  • To conduct the Club and Academy affairs with Honesty, Integrity and Dignity.

Club Success Stories:

  • Numerous world class players have come through The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy since its inception, the players under are a few of these successes locally and internationally and the listing of some teams they have appeared for;

NB: There are no names as yet, but we hope to list a few in the near future.  Organisation Structure of Club: (All volunteers) The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy – Sports Administration Department  Mr. Titus Mulama, Director of Football Club and Academy, Cell Phone +254 720 426 801 Mr. Benson Aziaya, The General Manager of Football club and Academy, Cell Phone +254 724 911 617 Mr. Chris Omolo, Secretary and Registrar of Football club and Academy, Cell Phone +254 722 329 937 3 coaches   NB: Coaches and club officials work on a voluntary basis, but are encouraged by the club to attend courses to acquire skills (run by KFF).  The course fees are covered for by the club.  Age group structures :

  • U6 to U10 : Fundamental Phase
  • U10 to U14 : Training to train phase
  • U14 to U18 : Training to compete phase
  • From U6 through to U12, teams play weekend fixtures with other teams.
  • From U14 to U18, we have teams playing in locally organised league and we also compete with teams from other academies.

We have teams visiting from Surrounding Countries and across Kenya to play small tournaments and friendly games across all age groups.  We also compete in Highly esteemed tournaments. The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy development program:

  •  Physical development
  • Life/people skills Development
  • Physiological development
  • Mental development
  • Nutritional Program
  • Technical program
  • Coach Education
  • Talent identification

Value Proposition :  The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy actively seeks partnerships for a number of reasons including the following;

  •  To raise funds for Development in football, through The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy
  • To improve our professionalism, through better training, equipment, facilities
  • To improve our links to the corporate Sector
  • To assist our players with a balanced Nutritional Diet
  • To increase the already 50+ club sponsored player member fees, for talented players that cannot afford fees, due to social economic factors (based on merit). We currently have 105 players registered ,of which nearly 70 % cannot afford to pay the full annual fee of Kes 6,000.00(2013) the majority of our players reside in Eastlands, Nairobi and many walk to the grounds, due to lack of transport money. Geographically our club and Academy is on the main routes from central town, thus meaning we have a large influx of players coming from the Townships, downtown Nairobi and other disadvantaged areas.
  • To assist in the donation of Football boots, shin pads and balls to our players.
  • To assist in running costs for vehicles, to transport players to and from away games, thus reducing the financial impact to the less fortunate players.
  • To broaden our links within the greater community through better marketing/Branding of our club and partners
  • To partner in assisting underprivileged and deserving youth the opportunity to attend school.

The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy Administration currently offer two Sports bursaries per year, starting in 2013. The number of players we are assisting is not enough considering we have on average 20-50 players per year that could attend formal school, but for lack of funds cannot. We wish to involve a strategic partner in increasing this figure per annum.  Branding / Marketing Strategy for partners:

  • In return for your partnership, The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy offers the following benefits:
  • Opportunity to assist development of football to our countries youth, through the best club and academy in the country and to be part of a famous club with a rich and successful History.
  • Opportunity to assist underprivileged youth, through the development of Football and life skills.
  • Opportunity to offer Bursary/scholarships to football players to attend formal schooling, who otherwise would not be able to afford.
  • To promote partners name and products through media avenues such as; Club Website, Facebook, Quarterly newsletter, BULK sms and email correspondence with members and parents, Branding of Players/coaches Kit and further players gear (bags/caps/tracksuits etc), estimated at 150 kit for 2013/2014. This provides high exposure of brand, all around the Nairobi area.
  • To brand our home grounds at Huruma Flats, Eastlands (Juja Rd), with your company advert boards in prominent places.
  • To promote club members to utilise sponsors services and generally promote their products at opportune Club events and prize giving’s.
  • Provide press coverage of the club as whole for the season Invites to club high profile events and tournaments held at our facilities, such as prize giving’s, social events and top local tournaments.
  • Strategic Alliances: The 100+/-players & coaches, The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy and staff, access to database of 100 +/- parent members.

Club Financial report  The above are available on request, along with breakdown of financial needs of club to fulfil our social responsibility project.  Conclusion /Summary:  The Hurricanes Football Club and Academy, is part of an institution with a credible history. The best and most successful development club in the country, to be associated with our club would bring pride and joy to any potential partner. The value with such prestige and success is enormous; we therefore request your consideration to invest in the future football heroes. Allow our voluntary committee the opportunity to present our club and vision to you in person, have a tour of our facility and meet the players first hand. For any questions or clarifications, do not hesitate to get in touch on Email Address: hurricanesfootballacademy@yahoo.com Cell phone: +254 720 426 801 (Titus Mulama – Director, Football Club and Academy)                  +254 724 911 617 (Benson Aziaya – The General Manager, Football Club and Academy)

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