Sport academy: ‘Our goal is to produce stars’

2019-10-23 06:02
PHOTO: suppliedMembers of the After 10 Global Start Football Academy.

PHOTO: suppliedMembers of the After 10 Global Start Football Academy.

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AFTER 10 Global Start Football Academy in Imbali Unit 14 wants to help develop the talent of the children and youth of Imbali.

The academy was established in 2009 with the aim to help discover children’s talent in both soccer and netball.

Lucky Ngcamu, who is the founder of the academy, told Echo that when he started the academy he wanted to help keep children off the streets and stop them from doing drugs and getting into crime.

“Seeing that most of our children in our communities do not have many programmes that they can participate in, I decided to start something that would keep them busy.

“We do not only want to keep them off the streets but we also want to help them discover their talents because not everyone is good with books,” he said.

Ngcamu said they have boys and girls at the academy.

“Our goal is to produce stars for big clubs or even South African teams one day.

“We also want to have more sporting codes one day because not everyone likes soccer and netball, however we are still looking for funds,” he said.

The academy received an equipment donation worth R100 000 from the South African Lottery but they are still looking for more sponsors.

Ngcamu urged parents to please bring their children to the academy to participate in sport and discover their different talents.

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