Tournament on Youth Day

2016-06-15 06:00

THE second annual Youth Day grassroots soccer tournament, which promises fun for the children of the Galeshewe community, will be held on this national holiday, on Thursday (16/06), at the FNB Astro Turf in Galeshewe.

The development programme, funded by the world football governing body Fifa, aims to identify and nurture talent from a very young age.

The tournament will be hosted by Kagisho Matile, coach and initiator of FNB Football First, in partnership with Malichaba Marketing and Events.

According to Matile, the initiative targets u.9, u.11, u.13 and u.15 entry-level soccer players. It has attracted more that 300 children, of which approximately 120 participated in 2015.

“Most of the participants are members of the Galeshewe community and surrounding schools,” says Matile.

“We are hosting the tournament for a second year, because of the great success achieved in 2015.”

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