Basketball club requests financial help to keep afloat

2015-04-30 06:00

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When service deliverly protesters torched Khayelitsha’s iconic OR Tambo Sport Complex a few months ago, they left a basketball team to suffer the consequences.

Kulca Knights Basketball Club is one of the biggest in the area and it has a strong development focus with different junior teams under their wings.

Club manager Dumisani Wambi said the torching of the centre is affecting them badly.

“The vandalism has left us without a proper place to train, we have players from all over Khayelitsha and the OR Tambo Sport Complex was very central to all,” he said,

Wambi said with the Real Youth International they have been exposing many youngsters to basketball.

“Our under 12 and under 14 teams come from G Sectioin, these kids play more basketball than anything, they deserve the chance to explore the basketball culture outside Khayelitsha, to broaden their ambition,” he said.

Wambi is now appealing to businesses in Khayelitsha to assist his team so that they can achieve their dreams.

“We are a community-led basketball talent identification, potential nurture and development platform for youth living or attending schools,” he said .

They are addressing the inactivity of basketball in the townships by approaching schools where they train learners.

“We strongly advocate holistic characteristics encouraged in basketball philosophy such as teamwork, mental preparation including goal ambition.

In basketball we believe these qualities improve individual approach to daily life,” he added.

With the overwhelming demand of their programmes, the average economic household income in this community threatens regular club activities, which is a temporary mental escape.

“Most parents don’t work and we would love to get support from anyone so that the game doesn’t die,” he told City Vision Sports.

With Cape Town Basketball Association – 2015 Winter League looming, Wambi says the club is not in a “good financial position to participate,”.“ This could rule us out for yet another season without our community representation, thus we sincerely request your companies and organisations to consider assisting Kulca Knights,” he said,

The club needs money for registration fees, season transportation to games as all the games are played away played away from Khayelitsha, •purchase of playing uniforms and warm-up apparel.

If you can help the club kindly contact, the manager on on 0789878662 or via email on:

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