A collaboration with Lions Clubs, The Christian University of Haiti, The United States Latin Veterans Support Embassy, Eben-Ezer Mission & FORUM
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
Eben-Ezer Football Academies are schools focused on athlete education and training for international level competition and leadership in an academic environment of excellence.
Our vision is to build these schools across Haiti in all ten departments.
These schools will be built as Lions sports leadership clubs are established in existing schools. These clubs will hold multi-area clinics and matches. From these clubs, students who show academic and football promise will be offered attendance at our academies.
In Gonaives, we have a multi-pronged approach. We are building our first academy, even as we build a world class football stadium and begin youth football Leos / Lions Clubs across the country.
Phase One begins February 2022 at our ground breaking ceremony.
"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand."
PRINCIPLES OF OUR SCHOOL
Mr. Noel Miller / Director
Project Director Noel Miller (L) and Coach Keith Doughty (R)
with Dr. Jean-Bart (C), President of the Haitian Football Federation.
(Picture taken at Haiti 2010 soccer sports clinic, following the earthquake.)
Mr. Noel Miller, is an internationally recognized football coach and has worked with FIFA. He comes to us with much experience in the founding of youth football programs, professional coaching, and leadership training. He has established excellent partnerships with leaders who have esteemed reputations and experience to work alongside him, such as 1996 American Olympic gold medalist Staci Wilson, who is committed to working with our female soccer players.
EBEN-EZER FOOTBALL ACADEMY #1
Ground-Breaking Ceremony February 1, 2022
Pierre Rochenel comes to us with much experience and expertise. A resident of Gonaives, Pierre will be heading up our program in Haiti.
Mr. Pierre Rochenel
Director of Football Operations Haiti
Staci Wilson is former pro soccer player turned coach, specializing in fitness and skill development.
As a player, Wilson was on the historic 1996 US Woman’s National Team that won the 1st-ever Olympic gold medal for women’s soccer. She was a 4-year starter at the University of North Carolina, winning three national championships and earning All-America honors. She played for the Carolina Courage in the USA’s first pro women’s soccer league, helping the team to become both WUSA season and tournament champions in 2002. She has extensive work in coaching education, positive youth development and mentoring.
Consultant / Coach