Empower girls through football

Badgers Academy is a Not for Profit community intervention aimed at empowering and improving the lives of girls in high-risk areas through football

We are creating alternative life paths for girls and women in high-risk communities

The Academy provides safe spaces where girls develop football skills, build strong relationships and tap into mentorship and guidance from a representative leadership and peer group.

We are built around community, inclusivity, resilience and empathy


The current context for girls in South Africa is predominantly dangerous and unsupportive

1 in 40

women are victims of sexual offences


of young people drop out of school before finishing


of childbirths are to mothers aged 10 to 13 years old

Change habits Change lives


Through strong coaching, leadership and sports, we develop critical skills in our members


Resilience to difficulties in their homes, schools and neighbourhood environments

Respect & Empathy

Strong friendships built around mutual respect and empathy

Common goals

The ability to work together towards a common goal

Self growth

Patience, perseverance and the understanding that hard work comes with self growth

Self esteem

Improved self esteem through positive reinforcement by coaches, leaders and peers


A sense of camaraderie and community

What can you do?

Get in touch with us if you’d like more information about partnering, funding or volunteering!

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