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Midnight Football

A Global Peace Foundation project in:

Midnight Football is a program that transforms the lives of underserved youth through football.

Football skills training and leadership education is combined to bring out the passion and the vision of Malaysian youth.

Midnight Football believes that  empowering the next generation with the tools to be the bearers of change not only sets them up for success, but guarantees a successful future in the communities that they are involved.

Latest News

By Emiko PereaBrandon unsteadily stepped onto a rope bridge, hesitant as it shook violently as he moved across it.
Published on 22/05/2019
More than a decade ago, Nelson Mandela proclaimed, “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. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.
Published on 21/11/2014
The players played hard, sweat, smiled, lost and won during Midnight Football’s most recent indoor soccer tournament. The games were intense, but at the start of each game, players shook hands and embraced. For them, their opponents were friends first and competition second.
Published on 23/09/2013
GPF Malaysia’s Midnight Football is building bridges, empowering youth, and giving second chances to teens and their families.
Published on 25/07/2013
Although it is still in its 3rd year, Malaysia’s Midnight Football is a testament to the power of sports. According to the UN Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group, sport has multiple benefits for individuals and communities:
Published on 04/07/2013
Midnight FootballGPF Malaysia in
Published on 15/05/2012

Project Details

Approach: Global Peace Foundation Malaysia with support and partnership of the Asian Football Confederation and corporate sponsor FIGOS is offering a unique program that uses football, volunteer projects and leadership training to give youth not only football skills but important lessons about perseverance, teamwork, integrity and hard work. It also provides leadership skills training and often second chances.  


Midnight Football is also strengthening interfaith connections within communities, intergenerational communication and the overall stability of the lives of the families involved with the program.  


The Department of National Unity and Integration under the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department is impressed with the work of the AFC in its youth development programme Midnight Football.