Soccer classic where all are ‘winners’

2016-09-15 06:00
=Adegbile Adekunle.  Photo: HEILIE COMBRINCK

=Adegbile Adekunle. Photo: HEILIE COMBRINCK

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A street soccer tournament for all ages, genders and races, will be held at Jubilee Park, with the aim to give people a real sense of accomplishment and pride at having achieved a certain goal.

“This goal is not the one you’ve kicked. It is the accomplishment to be part of an event where it is about human interest, about positivity, friendship and unity whilst enjoying soccer,” said Adegbile Adekunle, who for the past three years has been organising SwiftResponse holiday programmes during school holidays.

Adenkule is an archaeologist with a passion for soccer. He believes that exercise not only is good for your body, but that the endorphins produced whilst doing sport are even better, giving a person that feeling of happiness.

“At club level it is about winning, but at SwiftResponse it is about behaviour and happiness. You may have lost all your games, but what counts is your behaviour on the field. If it is good then you are a winner.

“The format of the tournament is something new and exciting. We for instance prefer mixed teams to break down perceptions. We have changed the rules a bit in our quest to have unity. A goal scored by a female player for instance counts 2 points.

“It is about attendance, endurance, discipline and treating others the way you would like to be treated. I know discrimination, but I also know how soccer can bring unity.”

Adekunle said the name SwiftResponse refers to “acting swiftly to social issues and being a winner through being a better person.”

15 Teams have already entered. Medals will be awarded to the team with the best behaviour and trophies to the winners of the various categories.

  • The SwiftResponse Street Soccer Classic tournament will be held on 4 and 6 October at the Jubilee Park sports fields. There is no entry fee. To enter phone Adegbile Adekunle at 073 003 9441 of visit their Facebook page.

.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.