About us

In the late 1990’s, schools in Kampala were coming under pressure to improve academic results and new schools were being built without playing fields. Children desperately needed the opportunity to play team sports in Uganda’s capital.

In recognition of this, Trevor Dudley MBE and Lesley Magnay founded the Kampala Kids League (KKL) in 1998.

Since then, we are proud that over 15,000 boys and girls from over 170 different schools, orphanages and street children’s organisations have successfully completed over 50 seasons of football, basketball, baseball and mini-cricket. Over 3,000 adult volunteers have been trained as coaches and administrators, with over 180 different local corporate sponsors supporting the leagues.

Girls in the KKL

Girls in the KKL

Our programme is now one of the most successful of its kind in Africa with achievements on both the domestic and world stage. For the last 6 years, we have taken a team of promising young footballers from the KKL to compete with outstanding success in major world youth tournaments (see The Euro Tour 2009). As a result, a number of KKL players have been offered places at european football academies.

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