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FC Family of Christ 

Raising up the future generation of Christian leaders through soccer


Youth Soccer Academy in Ukraine

At Family of Christ International, we combine our experience and passion with the appeal of soccer, Ukraine's most popular sport, to reach out to young people and their families who may never attend a church, and share the love of Jesus Christ.

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Our goal is to instill integrity and Christian values in the lives of young people right where they love to be – on the soccer field. Ultimately, we pray each person who plays a role in the academy will come to know the love of Christ through a personal, saving relationship with Him.


Our vision is to continue ministering to young people who want to work hard and be successful in life, both on and off the field. Through soccer, we are preparing the next generation to make an impact in their communities, throughout the world, and in the kingdom of God. 

As a former player and successful coach, Rudy knew that playing "the beautiful game" with children in orphanages was one of the best ways of earning trust, developing relationships and bringing joy into their daily lives. 


Rudy's Story

After 10 years of success servicing multiple soccer clubs, Rudy Balazhinec, Founder of Family of Christ International, is leading our Soccer Academy to not only coach elite, teen atheltes, but also mentor future leaders of Ukraine. 

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Target USA Cup: More Than a Game

As a part of the Soccer Academy, FC Family of Christ International participates in the Target USA Cup, North America's largest youth soccer tournament.

Your support helps the athletes within our soccer academy have hope of something to look forward to in the midst crisis their country is experiencing. 

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So what's next? 

Whether you're sharing awareness, donating financially, or giving your time and other resources, any contribution makes a difference in the lives of the Ukraine youth. Stay up-to-date on what's happening by subscribing to our email newsletter. 


Help Raise Financial Support 

Due to generous support, the U19 FC Family of Christ International has been funded to continue for one year!

Our next goal is to secure funding for the following year of the Academy totaling $40,000, which includes equipment, training, renting a standard field, five practices a week, and one game a week.

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