Our Team


Ben Marais
National Director and Coaches Developer

Ben studied theology, pastored a local church for 8 ½ years, worked as a sports coordinator and coach, as well as an executive life coach. With more than 10 years of experience in sports ministry he joined Ambassadors Football as National Director in 2013. Ben leads Ambassadors Football’s work in South Africa through mentoring staff and establishing partnerships. He is actively involved in empowering young leaders and local churches to use football to engage in disciple-making and to address fatherlessness, mobilising them to transform themselves, their families and communities.

E-mail: bmarais@ambassadorsfootball.org

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Roberto Mathys
Camp, Volunteer and Tours coordinator and Coaches Developer

Roberto joined the Cape Town team as a part-time staff member in January 2015. He coordinates football camps, local volunteers and tours. He is passionate about journeying with and investing in coaches so they can be better equipped to disciple and mentor others. Roberto is newly trained as a Premier Skills Level 3 Coach educator.

E-mail: rmathys@ambassadorsfootball.org


Annatjie
Finance Administration

Annatjie joined our team at the beginning of 2018 and has been a great blessing since. With a vast background of experience in accountancy and lecturing, she manages budgets, keeps the books to ensure Godly stewardship of funds donated from all over the world. Laura also liaise with Ambassadors Football’s offices in the US and Great Britain. Laura is passionate about being an ambassador for Christ and encouraging others to reach their full potential.

E-mail: ataljaard@ambassadorsfootball.org