Hope Academy


Our South African team has pioneered a football prison ministry in 2004 at Pollsmoor Prison. The success of this program led to the development of a more intensive, structured program and the launch of the first Hope Academy in Drakenstein Youth Prison in 2008.

The Academy continues working with talented players within the prison system and delivering an intensive program holistically impacting juvenile offenders in their football, faith and future. The Hope Academy in Drakenstein yielded almost immediate success in the behavior and attitude of the young men and the coaches there are on a journey with each offender, one that carries on a supportive relationship once the young men are released from prison.