• Enjoy
  • Play
the beautiful game

Commiment to community

During his time as Executive Director of WBAC, Coach has managed nearly 100 tournaments. He has built strong trust among youth and families in the community and is supported by a five-member Board of Directors that includes Nick Rogers, former President of the MN United Football Club and Greg Holker, Augsburg University Men’s Soccer Coach and Athletic Facilities Assistant Manager.



As a result of the 2019 West Bank Athletic Club Summer Festival, Somali-Minnesotans will have a stronger connection to their community and culture via sports and arts.

Building Players, Teams and Future Leaders!

WestBankAC is non-profit that offers quality year-round; skilled based training sports programs to develop creative and confident team player.

West Bank Athletic Club

West Bank Athletic Club (WBAC) is a youth development organization founded in 2008 by Ahmed Ismail, known throughout our community as “Coach.” 

WBAC serves East African youth and young adults ages 5-24 from the Cedar Riverside (or West Bank) neighborhood and across the Twin Cities with year-round programming that supports leadership development, teamwork, discipline, responsibility, and respect for others, primarily through soccer.

WBAC is comprised of four soccer teams and hosts nine annual tournaments, serving a total of 1,000 young players annually. In Summer 2018, the Club officially expanded to include girls.

Leading the Way

WestBankAC offers a quality year-round skilled based training following 4 principles.


Discipline is an important aspect of success and we include valuable lessons that demonstrate the importance of discipline through our soccer trainings.



Our teams are taught to respect EVERYONE both on and off the field! West Bank AC appreciates diversity and collective thinking in teams.


Soccer Skills

Our soccer clinics and trainings include a comprehensive soccer skill training which include 1:1 and team drills. This is to ensure ever athletes have the conditioning they need to compete.



West Bank A.C is known for developing community leaders and valuable contributors to our society. This is one of the foundation of our success.

Our Sponsors

We want to take a moment to thank our generous sponsors!