In 2014, Coach Rudie’s initial intention to gather the neighbourhood youths to get to know each other better, snowballed into an invaluable opportunity for the kids – to play football under the guidance of a proper coach. He became a model figure and left imprints in these youths’ lives.
What started as a small gathering became the foundation of BTOP Academy. In 2015, BTOP was offered to help problematic youths in Bachok, Kelantan by engaging them via sports. Since then, BTOP has given numerous opportunities for these children to partake in free football trainings with the help of experienced coaches and volunteers.
Seeing the immediate positive impacts, Coach Rudie officially established BTOP Academy in 20th March 2017 as a budding social enterprise, in hope to overcome social issues among at-risk youths via sports.
BTOP stands for “Bring the Opportunity Programme”.
Football is an homage to the first sport introduced under BTOP.
“Great Performance, Excellent Achievement” emphasizes on our goal to aim to provide the best performance and achievement to our full potential.
The wreath not only represents honour and victory, but the bent shape also coincide with the Malay proverbs “ikut resmi padi, semakin tunduk semakin berisi“, which means that the more success you gain in life, the more humble you should be.
Gold colour symbolizes the positivity and energy we aim to channel to the mind and body.
To eradicate illicit activities among youth.
Empowering youth through sport with healthy lifestyle under professional nurturing.
Initiated community football club for neighbourhood adolescents.
First BTOP Project
BTOP Football Project in collaboration with MAAH and USM.
Launched Futsal for grassroot.
Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center (MaGIC) MAP social enterprise (SE) startup.
Official Establishment & Programmes
20th March 2017, BTOP LLP is established.
VIP programme INCITEMENT and Ministry of Finance Malaysia.
UNESCO Sports & SDGs youth taskforce in Manila.
Launched archery programme in SK Mentuan.
Premier Skills Community and Sportability British Council
Johan Cruyff Foundation with Yayasan Hasanah.
BTOP alumni selected as state player U21.
MSSK Football and Archery.
UNESCO Sports & SDGs youth taskforce in Seoul.
Opening ceremony of Cruyff Court in SK Mentuan
Grant for BTOP Resilience Programme