SoccerPlus NZ began in 1998 with a three week mission to Singapore and The Czech Republic.
19 footballers from New Zealand (including an Iranian and a Glaswegian) set off to play and coach football while sharing the love of Christ.
It was a massive success.
Since then SoccerPlus NZ has been regularly taking the gospel around the world with the aid of a football. We have been to Germany, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Vanuatu.
The adventure continues with planned trips to Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Nigeria, Uganda, Guinea Bissau, Solomon Islands and Bangladesh.
SoccerPlus NZ also established a very successful kids football camp ministry they we had to reduce a few years ago. Twice a year we do run football weekends for for people 12 years +
The vision of SoccerPlus NZ is to keep opening doors of possibility to bring football and ministry together
So, get to know us and maybe we can find a way to serve Jesus together.
Kim Beale (Director)
I have been running SoccerPlusNZ since it's birth in 1998
I am married to Angela and we have two girls, Courtney (born 1999) and Sian (born 2003)
I have a retail background having been a sales manager with Levenes and then Lightstop.
I moved in to fulltime ministry with OAC Ministries in 1989 working in the primary area of evangelism
I have played football since I was 4 and still get a kick out of it.
I currently work as director of SAFCA International and Soccer4Life coach for 4-6 West Auckland schools, Head coach for Lynfield College, and Men's head coach with Papatoetoe AFC mens team as well as all the responsibilities that go with SoccerPlusNZ and the ministry
I carry a National Academy and 'C' Coaching Licence as well as Valencia Methodology
I am passionate about football played the right way (ball on the ground, lots of passing and dribbling and always enjoyed)
I am passionate about people and their need to know that Jesus Christ is absolutely all the matters