Camp raises football to new heights

2016-11-23 06:01
SAB is hosting a skills camp this week (20-25/11) at the University of Pretoria. Photo: Supplied

SAB is hosting a skills camp this week (20-25/11) at the University of Pretoria. Photo: Supplied

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Grassroots football development has been elevated to new heights through the launch of the new edition of the South African Breweries (SAB) League Skills Camp.

As sponsors of the country’s largest grassroots football development, SAB partnered with the South African Soccer Federation (Safa).

This is taking place at the University of Pretoria from Sunday (20/11) to Friday (25/11).

Under the auspices of highly esteemed Fifa and Safa instructors, a total of 30 match officials, chosen from some of the most remote areas in the country, are taking part in the Safa Level 4 Match Official Course.

To ensure the smooth operation of the SAB League, all 52 Safa regional secretaries are also attending the skills camp for an in-depth course in Sports Administration to improve the operations of the league.

SAB’s economic development manager, Octavius Phukubye, emphasised SAB’s commitment to football development ahead of the groundbreaking initiative.

”Our sponsorship of the SAB League has been elevated to new and more impactful heights. Our approach in recent times has been to holistically develop players, coaches, match officials and administrators.

“This is to ensure that the difference that we make in football development goes beyond the 90 minutes of a soccer pitch, but reaches further into our communities and beyond,” said Phukubye.

More than 15 years since its sponsorship of the SAB League in 2000, SAB has been the proud pioneers of grassroots football development, spearheading the largest grassroots development league on the continent that boasts over 30 000 players participating on a weekly basis across the country.

”The SAB League plays a significant role in Safa’s mandate of football development. We value the wonderful relationship we have developed with our lifetime partners and thank them for the great work that they are doing for football development,” said Safa CEO Dennis Mumble.

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