Oasis, Stoke City team up

2017-02-14 06:01

A number of coaches from English Premier League clubs are expected to help Oasis on Sunday during its 3D tournament at Fairmount High School in Grassy Park from 09:00 to 17:00.

Oasis, together with Stoke City, is engaging children from disadvantaged areas to learn and practise fair play and respect without violence.

“Premier League Kicks” is one of the Premier League’s flagship community programmes. By using the power of soccer and the value of sports participation it aims to help youngsters in England. This event is the programme’s first activity in Africa.

“We are very excited about this first joint venture with Oasis,” says Ben Gibson, operations manager of Stoke City FC. “By engaging youngsters in constructive activities, including sports, coaching, music, as well as educational and personal development sessions, communities have been transformed – and we are proudly supporting Oasis in their attempts to do this in South Africa.”

Oasis is a non-profit organisation running social development projects – from street soccer to sports coaching and feeding schemes – in Cape Town and the province.

“We are looking forward to great games and happy faces when our Cape Flats players learn about fair play and respect,” says Oasis director Clifford Martinus.

“Our approach – integrating socially excluded communities through soccer, finding ways to team them and create a feeling of understanding rather than aggression – has found a great supporter in Stoke City FC Kicks.”

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