We are more than happy to let you know that, the only charitable football academy in the world of blockchain is celebrating her 3 years old today.
DFA was inspired during the time of AGFA (Andre Gray Football Academy) back then on the Steem blockchain. Due to our resilience, persistence, grit, and perspiration, we have achieved a lot in 3 years.
DFA is comprised of selfless people who commit to making the football academy one of the best in the world. DFA became possible through the power of Blockchain technology and harnessing it into the world of soccer or football. Hive led us here, and it's still driving us further positively from where we are right now. We are buoyant to state that we are a testimony of the Hive blockchain. Our academy has proved that a dream can be built and successfully on the Hive blockchain. Hive has many amazing communities that suit your interests, Arts, Vlog/Video, Travels, DIY, Music, Animals, Sports, name it, most of the popular communities are here waiting to support your talent.
It's not easy to be successful here, even we are yet to be successful on the Hive blockchain, we are still working hard to gain the balance, it takes consistency, communications, relationships, love, and selflessness to be successful on the Hive blockchain.
The academy started with nothing, we started with no balls, jerseys, beeps, mention it, we started with zero gear. The first time we introduced AGFA, we borrowed a ball, and after a couple of training, we still borrowed more balls.
The story changed after we've earned enough money to buy football from our blogs and after that, things started turning around. DFA wouldn't be here if not for Steem/Hive blockchain.
A system can not run itself without the people keeping it alive and that's the people of the Hive blockchain. These are the people that build up the academy on the blockchain with their support up to this stage. Permit us to mention these adorable people; @futuremind, @kpine, @charityball, @patrickulrich, @achimmertens, @singhcapital, @broncnutz, … we can't mention everyone, our gratitude to all of these amazing people is from the bottom of our hearts 💞
A lot of great and astonishing things happened to the academy this year, and we give our uttermost thanks to God for the success so far. This year, we have crowned the u13 Champions with Gold Medals and Trophy 🏆, and we are still the defending champion of the trophy. With one of our players winning the highest goal scorer of all categories and the most valuable player of the tournament.
Also this year, one of the boys in DFA was moved to a bigger team for his talent built up by DFA, and even though the deal happened without our involvement or consent, we are glad we can keep these boys' dreams alive. The boy later sent an emotional message to the team manager after 7 months of his departure from the DFA team at the beginning of this month of 'December'. We still wish him the best in his football journey, DFA is wonderful!
We are developing several talents in the academy that are going to soar and play as professionals, by the special grace of God. That's our dream.
This year, we were endorsed by the Grape Protocol of the Solana blockchain, we happened to be the first charity to be endorsed by this platform and were given the fund to purchase necessary gear.
After that, a phone (Tecno Camon 18 Premier) was purchased for one of the boys for Solana Gaming, and with the plan to buy more. Grape Protocol is the best community on Solana with more than 300 partnerships, almost all the projects built on Solana use the Grape Tools for their communities. We are grateful that this is happening and we believe it's just the starting point.
We have not relented for the past 3years despite the ups and downs, and we'll continue to put in our best for the journey ahead.
We are very grateful to the people contributing towards the growth of DFA, you're all amazing. WE LOVE YOU ALL!
Happy 3RD Birthday to Decentralized Football Academy ⚽
PS: The reward from this post will be used to provide the footballers with full kits, new gear, partake in competitions, visit sports events, excursions, food accommodations, camps, and management for the team.
A Great Thanks to All Our Supporters