The Football Kenya Federation has formally accredited Moving the Goalposts, a girls’ football academy based in Kilifi, with a Level II football academy license.

At the same time, the Federation is also running a ten-day D License coaching course at the facility, which will end next week Friday. The all-female program includes 26 aspiring women coaches from Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Tana River, and Mombasa Counties.

“This is a unique organization that uses football to inspire incredible and positive change in the community,” said FKF Head of Technical Michael Amenga.

“We regulate academies so that we ensure young players across both genders are handled in the right way during their formative years. This is extremely important to us,” he added.

FKF has in the past five years trained over 4,500 coaches at the FKF D License level, and over 500 coaches at the CAF C License level. The Federation is also, for the first time ever, conducting a full-length CAF B License course for 25 participants.

About Moving the Goalposts

Moving the Goalposts is a unique organization that links Gender-Based Violence, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and economic empowerment within youth sports programming. The organization uses football as its main tool to positively impact the lives of disadvantaged girls and young women between the ages of 9 – 25 in the rural coastal region of Kenya.

Since 2001, it has empowered over 50,000 girls to find their voices and use them to make healthy decisions about their future and fight for lasting change within their community and country