CBF, formerly The Craig Bellamy Foundation, educates young people – both girls and boys – in Sierra Leone through their love of football. Founded by Craig Bellamy in 2008, Craig wanted to make a difference after he saw the devastating social and economic conditions in which Sierra Leone children grew up.

The Foundation includes an Academy for young players with world-class potential as well as a Development League that encourages children to attend school and undertake community projects in return for the chance to play football and develop their skills in the game.

Since achieving independence in 1961, Sierra Leone has seen severe economic and social depression; the Civil War ravaged the country’s resources and Ebola has not only taken a high human toll, economically the country has been left in a state of emergency.

CBF aims to create a legacy for Sierra Leoneans that will have a significant positive impact on a country that has dealt with tragedy for decades.