Nickname(s): Pipers & KNFT
Association: The United Balder Football Association (UBFA)
Manager: Michelle Keahi
Team Captain: David Gunrow
Location: Plakai City
Home Stadium: Blue Diamond Field
Team Colors: Blue, Green, White, Black, and Yellow
The Kendell National Football Team is the international team that represents Kendell in the United Balder Football Association (UBFA). It is controlled by the Kendell International Sporting Commission (KISC), the governing body for all international sports in the nation. The KNFT does not discriminate against gender and allows both men and women to play on the same team as long as they pass the same tests.
The Kendell National Football Team was originally founded in 1999 by the newly created Kendell International Sporting Commission (KISC). The team would go on to participated in the 2002 to 2018 FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics from 2000 to 2020. Thought the team was widely popular in Kendell it never won a World Cup or Olympic Medal. In 2021 the team was disbanded by Congress on the grounds that the team was considered one of the worst teams in the sport and that it was a burden on the tax payers. After 4 years, the team would be re-founded in 2025 by the request of President Chris Chanceux. To guarantee that the team was a worthwhile expense the FISC recruited Kendell Football players and coaches from the Major Kendellian League of Football (MKLF), the national league of Kendell. Their first test was in 2028 Summer Olympics where the team would go on to win The Bronze Olympic Medal. From then on the team would be a large and semi-difficult competitor in the FIFA World Cups and Olympics.
The KNFT participated in the The United Balder Football Association First Regional Cup and took 3rd place by winning 3rd place in the firstand second round.
The team has 3 uniforms: 1 for home games, 1 for away games, and 1 for the goalie. Each uniform's shirt contains the UBFA lettering on its right breast are, a KNFT logo patch on its left breast area, a Arrow Tech Industries logo on the right bottom, and a Kendell flag on the left bottom. All uniforms are paid for by Arrow Tech Industries and contain their logo on all parts of the uniform, and all uniforms are manufactured by GreenBacks Printing Company. The uniforms are made out of 90% polyester and 10% cotton. On each sleeve there is a line with the right sleeve being blue but the left sleeve having different colors. Red signifies the Captain of the team, pink signifies the goalie, white signifies defenders, purple signifies mid-fielders, and brown signifies offense.
The home uniform was designed by James Pronner, a sales person, who submitted during the uniform design competition which was submitted to Congress. The home uniform shirts have black sleeves, blue collar and side stripes, and a green base. The uniform shorts have a blue waist band, black outline, yellow stripes, and a green base. The uniform socks have black cuffs and green legs.
The home uniform was designed by Kelsey Brackenheart, a college art student, who submitted during the uniform design competition which was submitted to Congress. The home uniform shirts have white sleeves and collar, green side stripes, and a blue base. The uniform shorts have a green waist band and outline, yellow stripes, and a blue base. The uniform socks have white cuffs and blue legs.
The goalie uniform was designed by Christina Hokeo, an arts professor, who submitted during the uniform design competition which was submitted to Congress. The goalie uniform shirts have black sleeves and collar, and a blue and yellow vertical striped base. The uniform shorts have a black waist band and outline, blue stripes, and a yellow base. The uniform socks have yellow cuffs and blue legs.
Home - Goalie - Away
The team logo, also known as the team crest, is the official KNFT submitted team logo design. The design was created by Dele-Hollow Design Company. All official KNFT logos are printed by GreenBacks Printing Company.
The logo consists of 3 parts: the outline curved text, the Sandpiper, and the background star football. The outline curved text presents the name of the team in yellow, the sandpiper represents Kendell as its national animal, and football represents the game of football/soccer.
The KNFT originally played in Parade Field which was built in 1989 for 569 million Fractures for the National Football team the Plakai Pelicans. They moved out in 1998 and the newly created KNFT needed a stadium so the government bought the stadium for 500 million Fractures and made it the home for the team. When the team disbanded in 2021, Parade Field was demolished due to its age and its waste of tax payers money. In 2025 when the team was hinted by Congress of returning a new stadium needed to built for the team. So the national government allocated 5 billion Fractures for the largest and most technological stadium to that date. The stadium would not be finished until the next year so for that time they would play in the Pelicans stadium: Angelic Field. In 2026, the team for the first time play in the stadium.
The stadium was originally named Jubilee Field but later took its nickname Blue Diamond Field. The name was created for the stadium's look as it was blue and had the shape of a diamond. When the stadium's location was picked engineers were worried due to its proximity to Mirage Bay, the bay off of Plakai City. They worried that if a tsunami or hurricane occurred it would flood the stadium and be permanently damaged. To fix this the engineering team placed the stadium on a giant concrete block to elevate it from 4.5m (14.7ft) above sea level to 36m (118ft) above sea level which made the stadium have a dug in foundation of 24m (78.7ft) into the concrete. This made stadium have one of the deepest foundations of any stadium in the world.
The stadium originally had a capacity of 106,789 people but later reduced it to 99,706 due to renovations in 2043 which added 4 (22m by 49m / 72ft by 161ft) screens in the stadium. In the sector of transportation it has a parking capacity of 18,000. The stadium also has its own subway and railway stations that not only serves the traveling of guests but also stadium equipment and food. The circular shape of the stadium also allows guests to enter and exit efficiently as it contains 20 entrances and exits from the stadium and over 40 entrances and exits from the parking lot. The average staff of the stadium on game day is 4,678 employees.
Some fun fact of the stadium are that the field is real grass. This became a problem when on the worst weathered game, during monsoon season, the field took 10cm (3.94in) of rain in a 2hr period, which lead to the government renovating the field to have drains on the bottom to control the flow of water. The hottest game ever played was 36°C (96.8°F) and the coldest was 7°C (44.6°F). The stadium is also one of the loudest hitting on average 122 dB a game but has hit 131.4 dB which measured 1.1 on the Richter Scale. This is due to its dome-like structure. The stadium was also built to be carbon negative with it not only generating power through solar panels and hydroelectricity for itself but for Plakai City.
Per football league requirements the team has 11 main players and 12 substitutes. The team usually plays a 4-3-3 formation which consists of 1 goalie, 4 defenders, 3 mid-fielders, and 3 strikers. The 4-3-3 formation places an emphasis on defense while also having a strong and effective offense. It requires strong and fast midfielder who can both dart forwards to help the offense in scoring and dart backwards to help the defense. The formation also requires players to be able to go 1-on-1 with other players.
The team players are assigned there numbers from 1 to 23. All numbers are associated to a specific player and their respective positions. The numbers 1 through 11 are given to the main players with numbers representing the players specific positions in this order: Goal Keeper, Left Wing, Right Wing, Center Forward, Left Defender, Right Defender, Center Defender 1, Center Defender 2, Left Midfielder, Right Midfielder, Center Midfielder. The rest of the 12 numbers are given to substitutes in the stated order above.
The Team Captain of the Kendell National Football Team is the highest ranked player and who represents the team and country on and off the field. They are chosen by the teammates who usually choose the strongest and most respected player. In a game the roll of Team Captain is to inspire the team and to discipline players for unsportsmanlike conduct; in regards to actually playing they are responsible for calling heads or tails in the beginning of a match and to speak to referees regarding there play calling.
The current team Captain is David Gunrow who is the main player in the position of Center Midfielder. David started his football career in High School when a friend recommend that he try out for team because he was the Kicker in his American Football Middle School team. He tried out for defense and made the team. In his High School Junior year he decided to devote his full-time on Football instead of American Football and made Captain of the team in his Senior year. He then applied and was accepted to the University of Kamava where he played for their Football Team as Center Defender. Though during his Freshman year of college in a practice session, a Midfielder injured himself and the position needed to be filled. The coach thought that David was right for the position and placed him in it. He would stay in the position for the rest of his Football career. At the age of 20, he tried out for the KNFT and would be accepted as Center Midfielder. He was named Captain in 2047.
# of Years on Team
The Manager/Head Coach of the KNFT sets up and calls offensive and defensive plays during games and manages subordinate coaches. Other duties include arranging practices and recruiting new players.
The current Manager of the KNFT is Michelle Keahi. Michelle started playing soccer in Middle-School and found a knack for playing. She would play for her Middle-School and High School as Center Defender and later became Captains for both teams. She then applied and was accepted to the University of Mipolu where she too played for their Football Team where at the age of 21, as a Junior and as the Captain of her team, won the Uli'Uli Regional Football Championship. At the age 22, she tried out for the KNFT and would be accepted as Center Defender. She was the 5th female to join the team and would later become the 1st female to be the Captain of the team. She played for the team from 2026 to 2034 and was Captain of the team from 2029 to 2034. During her time as Center Defender she broke and took 3 records for KNFT for most goals scored by a defender in a year season, the most goals defended in a year season, and the most penalty kicks defended in a year season. Only which of her record for the most goals defended in a year season has been broken. With her now as Manager she is the 1st female Manager of the KNFT.
The Offensive Coach of the KNFT sets up and calls offensive plays during games and manages the offensive line. Other duties include helping the Manager arrange practices and recruiting new offensive players.
The Defensive Coach of the KNFT sets up and calls defensive plays during games and manages the defensive line. Other duties include helping the Manager arrange practices and recruiting new defensive players.
The Goalkeeper Coach of the KNFT sets up and calls goalkeeper plays during games and manages the goalkeepers. Other duties include helping the Manager arrange practices and recruiting new goalkeepers players.
The KNFT is sponsored by Arrow Tech Industries.