Ascent Soccer


From the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “It shouldn’t matter where you were born, what language you speak, what religion you are, what political opinions you have, or whether you are rich or poor.”

Talent and desire are equally distributed across the globe.

Opportunity however, is not.

Ascent Soccer starts at the grassroots, inspiring and nurturing talented girls and boys in Southeast Africa to be brave, to lead by example and to believe in their ability to transform themselves, their communities and the world. 

We are soccer and scholarship that puts people and the planet first.

Our Four Pillars: Soccer. Scholarship. People. Planet.


Ascent Soccer empowers talent and promise in Southeast Africa, as the greenest soccer club and academy on the continent.

We are a social impact organization that transforms the lives of young men and women in some of Southeast Africa’s poorest countries by providing opportunities for comprehensive education, critical life skills and character development -- combined with world-class soccer skill development. 

Based in Malawi, with registered charity operations in the USA and Canada, Ascent was founded in 2014 and works with over 85 boys and girls carefully selected from across Southeast Africa. Ascent graduates have gone on to win life-changing scholarships at elite global boarding schools, with other Ascent scholars representing the academy in youth national teams and at major European club tournaments.  Ascent’s vision is to guide youth to realize and reach their potential, growing into exceptional young men and women who not only re-invest in their own communities, but provide opportunities for the success of future graduates.

Many grassroots projects spread their resources across thousands of participants over short periods, with the goal to reach as many deserving young people as possible. Combined with that mission, we also aim to drive systemic, lasting change by invest deeply in talent, desire and promise, catalyzing a small but mighty group of young leaders to leverage the opportunities and platform provided by Ascent Soccer, across Southeast Africa.

29 Jan, 2024
Full time
Ascent Soccer Malawi
ACADEMY COACH : ASCENT SOCCER GIRLS & BOYS (Location: Lilongwe, Malawi) Target Start Date: Early-2024 Ascent Soccer is seeking an experienced, passionate and impact driven UEFA B coach who believes in football, education and opportunity for the under-served talent and promise of Southeast Africa. WHAT IS ASCENT SOCCER? Ascent Soccer unlocks the competitive advantages in Malawi and across Southeast Africa to identify and develop youth football talent, by delivering professional level soccer training, education, personal development and global pathways for youth of promise. Ascent Soccer launched in 2015, and quickly became the region’s top full-time youth football academy and scholarship program. In the past five years alone, Ascent Soccer has produced 25+ youth internationals at the U15, U17, U20 and senior team levels and has eight scholars at world-class boarding schools and universities in Canada and the United States as athlete-scholars. Our squads and classrooms are formed...