Youth Football Home (Phuket) Foundation is a registered charity in Thailand.
Our aim is to establish a loving home for orphaned and destitute children. The children receive comprehensive education at good local schools. They also enjoy daily coaching and training from fully qualified coaches in the game of football.
The Youth Football Home is built on 8 rai of land in the town of Thalang (about 150 metres from Wat Muang Komaraphat) on Phuket Island consisting originally of a dormitory home for 32 children, a residential building for staff and a full size football field plus training areas.
Construction began in October 2005. The dormitory and staff house were built and furnished by the beginning of May, 2006. The football field and the training areas were formed 4 months later.
In April 2014 the construction was completed for a second twin dormitory home building next to the first building as the Youth Football Home expanded to include 32 girls.
The first group of 9 boys from Bangkok and the northern provinces arrived at our Home on the 11th of May, 2006, and were enrolled at the Thalangpranangsang Primary School in time to attend the first day of the new school year. Today we have two full house of boys and girls attending Thalangpranangsang Primary School and Thalang Secondary School.
Youth Football Home has a full complement of qualified staff to look after the children. Under the supervision of a Thai Lady Guardian as Wardress the staff includes 2 nannies, a cook and cleaning, security and ground personnel. We have a qualified football coach from Europe as the sports manager who looks after the children' training and development in football. In addition, British and German Ex-International footballers are periodically visiting the Youth Football Home and conducting coaching sessions with our children.
Phuket Plus - YFH Opening 2007
Dieter Schlindwein (patron), Wing Cheung (trustee), Dean Holdsworth (footballer), Uwe Bein (patron) and Henrik Lorenz (trustee)