Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20
Ambassadors Football Coaching Week at Dervock.
Dervock Football pitches were busy during that monumental week for our own GAWA. As hundreds of thousands, both home and abroad cheered on the boys as they lined up in the Stade des Lumières in Lyon; not only did they put one in the back of the net against Ukraine, but two. Just as Northern Ireland was being overcome in football fever, we had our own football coaching week with Ambassadors Football. Ambassadors are a Christian organisation that coach football, whilst at the same time, tell boys and girls the Good News about the Lord Jesus Christ. The organisation takes their name, Ambassadors, from the Bible verse above and are at work in over 65 countries across the world.
Between Monday 13th – Thursday 16th June 2016, over 50 children were registered for a football camp ran in partnership with Dervock Presbyterian Church and Ambassadors Football. Every night, Lead Coach Derek Livingstone (Ambassadors Football) set up the drills for the boys and girls. The drills were designed to help each player develop in their shooting, passing, dribbling, co-ordination, ball control, and the like.
After an hour of steady base work we had time for a quick drink of juice and Derek brought us a new thought each night from God’s word by looking at the letters that make up the name JESUS. After Derek had spoken to us we then played some matches, allowing the boys and girls to put their new skills into practice. The week ended with our own Euro 2016 competition as the boys and girls competed as different countries for the Dervock 2016 Euro Trophy. Although everyone had a great time, prizes were awarded to the winning junior and senior team of our euro finals and junior and senior male and female players of the week were awarded prizes.
We hope the children who attended the week enjoyed it and we’re grateful to Ambassadors Football for providing the equipment and preparing the talks, Thanks also to William McConaghie for opening the grounds and taking the photographs, to Dervock Reformed Presbyterian Church who gave a hand with a few coaches and to our own band of willing coaches, Lorraine Harkness, Peter McConaghie, Leonard McConaghie, Gareth McConaghie, John Richmond, Andrew McCaw, Scott Moore and Lee Patrick.