Fun-filled Fives Futbol at Vangate Mall

2019-03-28 06:01
Belinda Kings’s Wandile Tyiwa (left) and Kareem Benjamin of Tafelzucht FC in action. Belinda Kings was crowned winners. PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

Belinda Kings’s Wandile Tyiwa (left) and Kareem Benjamin of Tafelzucht FC in action. Belinda Kings was crowned winners. PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

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Large crowds descended on Vangate Mall on Saturday 23 March as the second annual Vangate Fives Futbol u.12 soccer tournament took place.

Players and spectators alike filled the two Fives Futbol courts to bear witness to a day filled with fun activities and numerous giveaways, while also getting the chance to mingle with a few of their favourite Cape Town City FC players, such as Taariq Fielies and Kermit Erasmus. Football freestyler Kyle Rinquest wowed the players with his skills, while keeping parents and supporters in stitches with his witty exchanges.

Local performer Junaid Booysen ensured the crowd was entertained with his colourful commentary throughout the day, which included a legends match. Renowned former players took on a Cape Town City FC representative team.

Belinda Kings FC walked away with top honours, winning the tournament, with Beaconvale Stars finishing as the day’s runners-up. Atlantic 8 claimed third, with Supa Strikers finishing in fourth.

Kings player Lwandile Binta was named the tournament’s best player, while Shameeg Lucas from Atlantic 8 was the tournament’s top scorer. The best-dressed team award went to Wolverines Futsal.

Cape Town City FC’s community and supporter activations co-ordinator Shukri Jones says the event brings together people from all walks of life, which helps create better community cohesion. “The day is a brilliant event. A few months ago, we had an activation in the mall and the turnout was great and now there is a Fives Court here so there will always be football at Vangate Mall – parents will come shopping and the kids can come and play. This is a good place for the club and the community to come together. It is a safe meeting place where the two can join,” says Jones.

Jones who represented Cape Town City FC during the game admitted being taught a thing or two during their 5-1 loss in their match against the legends.

“They ended up playing tiki-taka with legends and we looked more tired than them. That is the amazing thing about football, you get to rub shoulders with legends. Where else are we going to do it if not with football?”

Meanwhile, Vangate Mall’s centre manager Lucinda Mocke says the community’s involvement surpassed expectation.

“I don’t think that we expected the amazing turnout that we had today. It just shows us again that the support of the surrounding areas, the communities, the soccer guys, it is phenomenal. It is something we definitely want to continue doing,” she says.

She adds that one of Vangate Mall’s priorities is giving back to the community.

Meanwhile, ward 44 councillor Anthony Moses was pleased to see the social cohesion at play in a non-politicised way.

“We can see that this event today is that Vangate Mall is not only about making business but also ploughing back into the community. Thanks to all the coaches and organisers. We should continue doing this because this is a step in the right direction in building social cohesion,” he says.

Large crowds descended on Vangate Mall on Saturday 23 March as the second annual Vangate Fives Futbol u.12 soccer tournament took place.

Players and spectators alike filled the two Fives Futbol courts to bear witness to a day filled with fun activities and numerous giveaways, while also getting the chance to mingle with a few of their favourite Cape Town City FC players, such as Taariq Fielies and Kermit Erasmus. Football freestyler Kyle Rinquest wowed the players with his skills, while keeping parents and supporters in stitches with his witty exchanges.

Local performer Junaid Booysen ensured the crowd was entertained with his colourful commentary throughout the day, which included a legends match. Renowned former players took on a Cape Town City FC representative team.

Belinda Kings FC walked away with top honours, winning the tournament, with Beaconvale Stars finishing as the day’s runners-up.

Atlantic 8 claimed third, with Supa Strikers finishing in fourth.

Kings player Lwandile Binta was named the tournament’s best player, while Shameeg Lucas from Atlantic 8 was the tournament’s top scorer. The best-dressed team award went to Wolverines Futsal.

Cape Town City FC’s community and supporter activations co-ordinator Shukri Jones says the event brings together people from all walks of life, which helps create better community cohesion.

“The day is a brilliant event. A few months ago, we had an activation in the mall and the turnout was great and now there is a Fives Court here so there will always be football at Vangate Mall – parents will come shop,” says Jones from Steenberg.

He applauded the community for coming out in their numbers and adding to the colourful atmosphere.

Meanwhile, Vangate Mall’s centre manager Lucinda Mocke says the community’s involvement surpassed expectation.

“I don’t think that we expected the amazing turnout that we had today. It has been great from the beginning since the setup, everyone that has partnered up with us. It just shows us again that the support of the surrounding areas, the communities, the soccer guys, it is phenomenal. It is something we definitely want to continue doing, not just only for today,” she says.

She adds that one of Vangate Mall’s priorities is giving back to the community.

“The nice thing is our tenants, all of them, have the same heartbeat, which includes centre management with the tenants that we have at the mall. We are very much about giving back to the community. We value our shoppers, we value the spectators who are here today. 90% of these spectators are the shoppers as well,” Mocke adds.

Jones adds that Cape Town City is not the only team in Cape Town and that other clubs are always scouting around for new talent.

“There are a lot of NFD teams here and some teams may come up to the PSL and these are the areas where the kids are playing. We can’t go to one school at a time, but if Fives and Vangate Mall have more tournaments from a larger age-groups, then people can come here and scout. You don’t need trials, just play as much as you can and you can be seen.”

Large crowds descended on Vangate Mall on Saturday 23 March as the second annual Vangate Fives Futbol u.12 soccer tournament took place.

Players and spectators alike filled the two Fives Futbol courts to bear witness to a day filled with fun activities and numerous giveaways, while also getting the chance to mingle with a few of their favourite Cape Town City FC players, such as Taariq Fielies and Kermit Erasmus. Football freestyler Kyle Rinquest wowed the players with his skills, while keeping parents and supporters in stitches with his witty exchanges.

Local performer Junaid Booysen ensured the crowd was entertained with his colourful commentary throughout the day, which included a legends match. Renowned former players took on a Cape Town City FC representative team.Belinda Kings FC walked away with top honours, winning the tournament, with Beaconvale Stars finishing as the day’s runners-up.

Atlantic 8 claimed third, with Supa Strikers finishing in fourth.

Kings player Lwandile Binta was named the tournament’s best player, while Shameeg Lucas from Atlantic 8 was the tournament’s top scorer. The best-dressed team award went to Wolverines Futsal.

Cape Town City FC’s community and supporter activations co-ordinator Shukri Jones says the event brings together people from all walks of life, which helps create better community cohesion.Jones who represented Cape Town City FC during the game admitted being taught a thing or two during their 5-1 loss in their match against the legends.“They ended up playing tiki-taka with legends and we looked more tired than them. That is the amazing thing about football, you get to rub shoulders with legends. Where else are we going to do it if not with football?”

Meanwhile, Vangate Mall’s centre manager Lucinda Mocke says the community’s involvement surpassed expectation.“I don’t think that we expected the amazing turnout that we had (today). It has been great from the beginning since the setup, everyone that has partnered up with us. It just shows us again that the support of the surrounding areas, the communities, the soccer guys, it is phenomenal,” she says.

Meanwhile, ward 44 councillor Anthony Moses was pleased to see the social cohesion at play in a non-politicised way.

Large crowds descended on Vangate Mall on Saturday 23 March as the second annual Vangate Fives Futbol u.12 soccer tournament took place.

Players and spectators alike filled the two Fives Futbol courts to bear witness to a day filled with fun activities and numerous giveaways, while also getting the chance to mingle with a few of their favourite Cape Town City FC players, such as Taariq Fielies and Kermit Erasmus. Football freestyler Kyle Rinquest wowed the players with his skills, while keeping parents and supporters in stitches with his witty exchanges.

Local performer Junaid Booysen ensured the crowd was entertained with his colourful commentary throughout the day, which included a legends match. Renowned former players took on a Cape Town City FC representative team.

Belinda Kings FC walked away with top honours, winning the tournament, with Beaconvale Stars finishing as the day’s runners-up.

Atlantic 8 claimed third, with Supa Strikers finishing in fourth.

Kings player Lwandile Binta was named the tournament’s best player, while Shameeg Lucas from Atlantic 8 was the tournament’s top scorer. The best-dressed team award went to Wolverines Futsal.

Cape Town City FC’s community and supporter activations co-ordinator Shukri Jones says the event brings together people from all walks of life, which helps create better community cohesion.

“The day is a brilliant event. A few months ago, we had an activation in the mall and the turnout was great and now there is a Fives Court here so there will always be football at Vangate Mall – parents will come shopping and the kids can come and play. This is a good place for the club and the community to come together. It is a safe meeting place where the two can join. A safe environment for kids of all ages. It is a brilliant idea from Fives Futbol and Vangate Mall to have the court here,” says Jones from Steenberg.

He applauded the community for coming out in their numbers and adding to the colourful atmosphere.

Jones who represented Cape Town City FC during the game admitted being taught a thing or two during their 5-1 loss in their match against the legends.

“They ended up playing tiki-taka with legends and we looked more tired than them. That is the amazing thing about football, you get to rub shoulders with legends. Where else are we going to do it if not with football?”

Meanwhile, Vangate Mall’s centre manager Lucinda Mocke says the community’s involvement surpassed expectation.

“I don’t think that we expected the amazing turnout that we had today. It has been great from the beginning since the setup, everyone that has partnered up with us. It just shows us again that the support of the surrounding areas, the communities, the soccer guys, it is phenomenal. It is something we definitely want to continue doing, not just only for today, but this has just been the hype of everything and the start of it. We should continue doing the good work,” she says.

She adds that one of Vangate Mall’s priorities is giving back to the community.

“The nice thing is our tenants, all of them, have the same heartbeat, which includes centre management with the tenants that we have at the mall. We are very much about giving back to the community. We value our shoppers, we value the spectators who are here today. 90% of these spectators are the shoppers as well,” Mocke adds.

Meanwhile, ward 44 councillor Anthony Moses was pleased to see the social cohesion at play in a non-politicised way.

“We can see that this event today is that Vangate Mall is not only about making business but also ploughing back into the community. Thanks to all the coaches and organisers. We should continue doing this because this is a step in the right direction in building social cohesion. It is clearly a non-political move taking place where everybody is getting together for the benefit of the community and that is important to us, working together for the sake of development and service delivery within our community,” he says.

Moses commended Cape Town City FC’s selflessness in giving valuable time to the young players and ploughing back into their communities, while Jones says the club is pleased to have initiatives of this nature taking place in the heart of the Cape Flats.

“I am sure that this will be a positive hotspot in the community. People from all ages and backgrounds can come and play here in a safe environment because there are always kids looking to play football, but the fields are not always safe. I am sure parents will feel safe bringing their children here to play in a safe environment,” he says.

Jones adds that Cape Town City is not the only team in Cape Town and that other clubs are always scouting around for new talent.

“There are a lot of NFD teams here and some teams may come up to the PSL and these are the areas where the kids are playing. We can’t go to one school at a time, but if Fives and Vangate Mall have more tournaments from a larger age-groups, then people can come here and scout. You don’t need trials, just play as much as you can and you can be seen.”

Large crowds descended on Vangate Mall on Saturday 23 March as the second annual Vangate Fives Futbol u.12 soccer tournament took place.

Players and spectators alike filled the two Fives Futbol courts to bear witness to a day filled with fun activities and numerous giveaways, while also getting the chance to mingle with a few of their favourite Cape Town City FC players, such as Taariq Fielies and Kermit Erasmus. Football freestyler Kyle Rinquest wowed the players with his skills, while keeping parents and supporters in stitches with his witty exchanges.

Local performer Junaid Booysen ensured the crowd was entertained with his colourful commentary throughout the day, which included a legends match. Renowned former players took on a Cape Town City FC representative team.

Belinda Kings FC walked away with top honours, winning the tournament, with Beaconvale Stars finishing as the day’s runners-up.

Atlantic 8 claimed third, with Supa Strikers finishing in fourth.

Kings player Lwandile Binta was named the tournament’s best player, while Shameeg Lucas from Atlantic 8 was the tournament’s top scorer. The best-dressed team award went to Wolverines Futsal.

Cape Town City FC’s community and supporter activations co-ordinator Shukri Jones says the event brings together people from all walks of life, which helps create better community cohesion.

“The day is a brilliant event. A few months ago, we had an activation in the mall and the turnout was great and now there is a Fives Court here so there will always be football at Vangate Mall – parents will come shopping and the kids can come and play. This is a good place for the club and the community to come together. It is a safe meeting place where the two can join. A safe environment for kids of all ages. It is a brilliant idea from Fives Futbol and Vangate Mall to have the court here,” says Jones from Steenberg.

He applauded the community for coming out in their numbers and adding to the colourful atmosphere.

Jones who represented Cape Town City FC during the game admitted being taught a thing or two during their 5-1 loss in their match against the legends.

“They ended up playing tiki-taka with legends and we looked more tired than them. That is the amazing thing about football, you get to rub shoulders with legends. Where else are we going to do it if not with football?”

Meanwhile, Vangate Mall’s centre manager Lucinda Mocke says the community’s involvement surpassed expectation.

“I don’t think that we expected the amazing turnout that we had today. It has been great from the beginning since the setup, everyone that has partnered up with us. It just shows us again that the support of the surrounding areas, the communities, the soccer guys, it is phenomenal. It is something we definitely want to continue doing, not just only for today, but this has just been the hype of everything and the start of it. We should continue doing the good work,” she says.

She adds that one of Vangate Mall’s priorities is giving back to the community.

“The nice thing is our tenants, all of them, have the same heartbeat, which includes centre management with the tenants that we have at the mall. We are very much about giving back to the community. We value our shoppers, we value the spectators who are here today. 90% of these spectators are the shoppers as well,” Mocke adds.

Meanwhile, ward 44 councillor Anthony Moses was pleased to see the social cohesion at play in a non-politicised way.

“We can see that this event today is that Vangate Mall is not only about making business but also ploughing back into the community. Thanks to all the coaches and organisers. We should continue doing this because this is a step in the right direction in building social cohesion. It is clearly a non-political move taking place where everybody is getting together for the benefit of the community and that is important to us, working together for the sake of development and service delivery within our community,” he says.

Moses commended Cape Town City FC’s selflessness in giving valuable time to the young players and ploughing back into their communities, while Jones says the club is pleased to have initiatives of this nature taking place in the heart of the Cape Flats.

“I am sure that this will be a positive hotspot in the community. People from all ages and backgrounds can come and play here in a safe environment because there are always kids looking to play football, but the fields are not always safe. I am sure parents will feel safe bringing their children here to play in a safe environment,” he says.

Jones adds that Cape Town City is not the only team in Cape Town and that other clubs are always scouting around for new talent.

“There are a lot of NFD teams here and some teams may come up to the PSL and these are the areas where the kids are playing. We can’t go to one school at a time, but if Fives and Vangate Mall have more tournaments from a larger age-groups, then people can come here and scout. You don’t need trials, just play as much as you can and you can be seen.”

Large crowds descended on Vangate Mall on Saturday 23 March as the second annual Vangate Fives Futbol u.12 soccer tournament took place.

Players and spectators alike filled the two Fives Futbol courts to bear witness to a day filled with fun activities and numerous giveaways, while also getting the chance to mingle with a few of their favourite Cape Town City FC players, such as Taariq Fielies and Kermit Erasmus. Football freestyler Kyle Rinquest wowed the players with his skills, while keeping parents and supporters in stitches with his witty exchanges.

Local performer Junaid Booysen ensured the crowd was entertained with his colourful commentary throughout the day, which included a legends match. Renowned former players took on a Cape Town City FC representative team.

Belinda Kings FC walked away with top honours, winning the tournament, with Beaconvale Stars finishing as the day’s runners-up.

Atlantic 8 claimed third, with Supa Strikers finishing in fourth.

Kings player Lwandile Binta was named the tournament’s best player, while Shameeg Lucas from Atlantic 8 was the tournament’s top scorer. The best-dressed team award went to Wolverines Futsal.

Cape Town City FC’s community and supporter activations co-ordinator Shukri Jones says the event brings together people from all walks of life, which helps create better community cohesion.

“The day is a brilliant event. A few months ago, we had an activation in the mall and the turnout was great and now there is a Fives Court here so there will always be football at Vangate Mall – parents will come shopping and the kids can come and play. This is a good place for the club and the community to come together. It is a safe meeting place where the two can join. A safe environment for kids of all ages. It is a brilliant idea from Fives Futbol and Vangate Mall to have the court here,” says Jones from Steenberg.

He applauded the community for coming out in their numbers and adding to the colourful atmosphere.

Jones who represented Cape Town City FC during the game admitted being taught a thing or two during their 5-1 loss in their match against the legends.

“They ended up playing tiki-taka with legends and we looked more tired than them. That is the amazing thing about football, you get to rub shoulders with legends. Where else are we going to do it if not with football?”

Meanwhile, Vangate Mall’s centre manager Lucinda Mocke says the community’s involvement surpassed expectation.

“I don’t think that we expected the amazing turnout that we had today. It has been great from the beginning since the setup, everyone that has partnered up with us. It just shows us again that the support of the surrounding areas, the communities, the soccer guys, it is phenomenal. It is something we definitely want to continue doing, not just only for today, but this has just been the hype of everything and the start of it. We should continue doing the good work,” she says.

She adds that one of Vangate Mall’s priorities is giving back to the community.

“The nice thing is our tenants, all of them, have the same heartbeat, which includes centre management with the tenants that we have at the mall. We are very much about giving back to the community. We value our shoppers, we value the spectators who are here today. 90% of these spectators are the shoppers as well,” Mocke adds.

Meanwhile, ward 44 councillor Anthony Moses was pleased to see the social cohesion at play in a non-politicised way.

“We can see that this event today is that Vangate Mall is not only about making business but also ploughing back into the community. Thanks to all the coaches and organisers. We should continue doing this because this is a step in the right direction in building social cohesion. It is clearly a non-political move taking place where everybody is getting together for the benefit of the community and that is important to us, working together for the sake of development and service delivery within our community,” he says.

Large crowds descended on Vangate Mall on Saturday 23 March as the second annual Vangate Fives Futbol u.12 soccer tournament took place.

Players and spectators alike filled the two Fives Futbol courts to bear witness to a day filled with fun activities and numerous giveaways, while also getting the chance to mingle with a few of their favourite Cape Town City FC players, such as Taariq Fielies and Kermit Erasmus. Football freestyler Kyle Rinquest wowed the players with his skills, while keeping parents and supporters in stitches with his witty exchanges.

Local performer Junaid Booysen ensured the crowd was entertained with his colourful commentary throughout the day, which included a legends match. Renowned former players took on a Cape Town City FC representative team.

Belinda Kings FC walked away with top honours, winning the tournament, with Beaconvale Stars finishing as the day’s runners-up.

Atlantic 8 claimed third, with Supa Strikers finishing in fourth.

Kings player Lwandile Binta was named the tournament’s best player, while Shameeg Lucas from Atlantic 8 was the tournament’s top scorer. The best-dressed team award went to Wolverines Futsal.

Cape Town City FC’s community and supporter activations co-ordinator Shukri Jones says the event brings together people from all walks of life, which helps create better community cohesion.

“The day is a brilliant event. A few months ago, we had an activation in the mall and the turnout was great and now there is a Fives Court here so there will always be football at Vangate Mall – parents will come shopping and the kids can come and play. This is a good place for the club and the community to come together. It is a safe meeting place where the two can join. A safe environment for kids of all ages. It is a brilliant idea from Fives Futbol and Vangate Mall to have the court here,” says Jones from Steenberg.

He applauded the community for coming out in their numbers and adding to the colourful atmosphere.

Jones who represented Cape Town City FC during the game admitted being taught a thing or two during their 5-1 loss in their match against the legends.

“They ended up playing tiki-taka with legends and we looked more tired than them. That is the amazing thing about football, you get to rub shoulders with legends. Where else are we going to do it if not with football?”

Meanwhile, Vangate Mall’s centre manager Lucinda Mocke says the community’s involvement surpassed expectation.

“I don’t think that we expected the amazing turnout that we had today. It has been great from the beginning since the setup, everyone that has partnered up with us. It just shows us again that the support of the surrounding areas, the communities, the soccer guys, it is phenomenal. It is something we definitely want to continue doing, not just only for today, but this has just been the hype of everything and the start of it. We should continue doing the good work,” she says.

She adds that one of Vangate Mall’s priorities is giving back to the community.

“The nice thing is our tenants, all of them, have the same heartbeat, which includes centre management with the tenants that we have at the mall. We are very much about giving back to the community. We value our shoppers, we value the spectators who are here today. 90% of these spectators are the shoppers as well,” Mocke adds.

Meanwhile, ward 44 councillor Anthony Moses was pleased to see the social cohesion at play in a non-politicised way.

“We can see that this event today is that Vangate Mall is not only about making business but also ploughing back into the community. Thanks to all the coaches and organisers. We should continue doing this because this is a step in the right direction in building social cohesion. It is clearly a non-political move taking place where everybody is getting together for the benefit of the community and that is important to us, working together for the sake of development and service delivery within our community,” he says.

Moses commended Cape Town City FC’s selflessness in giving valuable time to the young players and ploughing back into their communities, while Jones says the club is pleased to have initiatives of this nature taking place in the heart of the Cape Flats.

“I am sure that this will be a positive hotspot in the community. People from all ages and backgrounds can come and play here in a safe environment because there are always kids looking to play football, but the fields are not always safe. I am sure parents will feel safe bringing their children here to play in a safe environment,” he says.

Jones adds that Cape Town City is not the only team in Cape Town and that other clubs are always scouting around for new talent.

“There are a lot of NFD teams here and some teams may come up to the PSL and these are the areas where the kids are playing. We can’t go to one school at a time, but if Fives and Vangate Mall have more tournaments from a larger age-groups, then people can come here and scout. You don’t need trials, just play as much as you can and you can be seen.”

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