Ambassadors has its roots as far back as 2004, when Aneil Manmohan started a community development football club where under privileged children and youth were given the opportunity to be coached in and to play football in a local football league (PADSA) in Pietermaritzburg. Youth and children from Happy Valley, Ghost Town, Site 11 and Northdale were coached and trained twice a week and all competitive games were played on weekends. Ambassadors Football Club started off with 1 u15 team and progressed to 4 teams, an u13, u15, u17 and an open team. The football club kept youth and children off the street and away from all the pressures of life such as alcohol and drug abuse. It gave them hope and faith and showed that someone cared for them as most of them came from broken homes and had to deal with physical and emotional abuse. Aneil self funded this football club and provided all teams with soccer kit as well as meals on the week-ends. The soccer teams excelled in their games winning tournaments and PADSA U17 League and were awarded status in the SAFA Metropolitan league which was a step up from the local PADSA league. The football club closed in January of 2008 due to lack of funds.
With the passion of what he was doing still burning strongly within him, Aneil decided to start a non-profit organisation. October 2011 gave birth to the organisation Ambassadors Youth and Community Development (AYCD).
After 5 years assisting communities around SA we have to refocus and more effectively use our resources by both running the initiatives we have started and partnering with organisations that share a similar vision and objectives. This has brought us to the re-brand and Ambassadors Youth and Community Development Foundation is born (AYCD FOUNDATION).