GCFC is founded by Global Connections Foundation (GCF), a registered United States 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to create and provide entrepreneurship training and opportunities, as well as educational initiatives to empower and impact the lives of the people living in Nyanchonori, Kenya. GCFC aims to play high-quality football, while also developing high-quality individuals that go on to promote and enact change within their community.
At GCFC, we wholeheartedly believe in the power of community, and know firsthand the vital role community plays in the lives of our players, coaches, and supporters. Without a community--a village--surrounding us and supporting us, we simply would not be the same. We truly believe that it takes a village to foster change in the lives of those in our community.
At GCFC, we believe in the positive power of football and the impact it has on communities worldwide, and in our very own community here in Nyanchonori, Kenya. Football has the power to change lives and our team is committed to competing at the highest level, while holding ourselves to the highest standards. Football is a vessel to impact our community and a tool to help develop the personal, moral, and social character of our players.
May, 2022 - "GCFC is established!"
Global Connections Foundation (GCF), our founders, recognize a need to establish an organized football program for the young men of Nyanchonori, our home. Board members from GCF, along with local staff on the ground, begin work on GCFC's charter.
June, 2022 - With the help of our local staff on the ground in Kenya, GCFC begins the process of identifying and hiring a coaching staff to lead our team. Coach Duke Mageto is hired and begins recruiting GCFC's very first team members! 26 young men from Nyanchonori and surrounding areas are signed as the first members of Global Connections Football Club! It was also at this time, GCFC partakes in our very first match as a team. The GCFC Lions went undefeated in the Rigoma Mashinani League Tournament, setting us on a great path for success. Following our success in this tournament, GCFC was accepted into the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Nyanza Regional League Zone "A"!
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