Dancing to raise funds

2017-08-01 06:01
The u.15 teamof Kensington AFC.

The u.15 teamof Kensington AFC.

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About 300 people are expected to support a local soccer club by helping to raise funds at the Kensington Civic Centre on Saturday at 19:00.

Tania Martheze, Kensington AFC secretary, says: “The objective of having a snack dance is to generate revenue because it is difficult to receive sponsorship. Our club members and community will support the dance.”

She says the club has produced a number of professional soccer players in the greater community, such as Granville Scott and Shaun Bartlett.

“Craig Martin has been signed at Cape Town City. He started his soccer career at the age of nine at Kensington AFC. He left the club at 19, to go play for clubs like Hellenic and Glendene United,” says Martheze.

Captain Gershon Gouvias says Kensington AFC has about 50 children ranging from the ages of five to 11.

Gouvias says: “Our aim is to get kids off the street and away from gangsterism, drugs and any form of abuse. We are a dynamic team of licenced coaches who share responsibility and share the spoils.”

He says the club’s coaches give back to the community by sharing their experience, as current and former soccer players, with the children.

He also explains that they have games on a weekly basis for the children against different clubs from in and around the area.

He adds: “This way the kids are kept busy and taught life skills as well as soccer skills at the same time.”

He says the biggest challenge they have is getting financial help.

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