Sport’s golden oldies invited

2017-04-04 06:03

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Kensington Home of the Aged is inviting local soccer veterans and the widows of such soccer legends to a thanksgiving event on Sunday at Good Shepard Church in 7th Avenue in Kensington.

The event will start at 14:45.

This is the third year that the old age home has hosted this event.

Charles Blouws from the old age home says they want to remember the good old days together and the contribution of these legends in the area.

“We are inviting the legends and the wives of the legends who have passed on. We want to be together with them and thank them for their contribution to sport, especially soccer. We are doing this to revive the togetherness in the community and also to reminisce about the good old days,” says Blouws.

“We also want to be an encouragement for the widows and say thank you for the job done by their husbands and to tell them that they are not forgotten, even if their husbands have passed on,” he adds.

Blouws says back in the day there were 11 soccer clubs in the area but now there are only two in the Kensington area and one in Garden Village.

“Back then, Saturday was known to be a day of soccer. Maitland would be packed but that is all a thing of the past.

“Since the amalgamation of sport the real atmosphere of soccer has been taken away. Now our teams are playing in Bothasig, Edgemead and some as far as Paarl, hence no-one can go out and support. You don’t find so many spectators anymore and there is no chance of the community getting together.

“All we can do is to thank those who have contributed to the community spirit and we are inviting them for our thanksgiving.”

For more information call the home on 021 593 2274.

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