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Football Foundation: 10 Years of Changing Lives Through Sport

Nelson Mandela once said, “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom”.

The Football Foundation celebrated 10 years since the founding of the Football Foundation on Heritage Day. 10 years of daily sports activities at the Gansbaai municipal sports fields have changed lives through sport. Mandela's words have inspired the Football Foundation to assist future generations achieve their potential.

The work of the Football Foundation now reaches over 9 000 children each year with a team of 10 community coaches and over 40 volunteers each year. The Football Foundation’s sports codes it offers now include hockey, athletics, rugby, canoeing, a water safety programme and netball. We are proud to have both regional representation in the Boland and even national team from our talented Football Foundation kids.

We were honoured to have welcomed guests from the across the Overstrand, from Hout Bay and even representatives from the Premier League in the UK. Donors, the mayor and local supporters all gathered around the sports field supporting the final matches of the Foundation Cup soccer tournament matches and the mayor did us the honors of handing out the trophies and medals at the prize giving.

Top two teams per age group were as follows:

Under 11

Winners – Football Foundation

Runner Up – Lukhanyo Primary

Under 13

Winners – Ithemba Sporting

Runner Up – Lukhanyo Primary

Under 15

Winners – Lukhanyo Primary

Runner Up – Ithemba Sporting




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