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2016-08-02 06:00
Coaches and team managers of the participating high schools from all over the Cape Peninsula gathered to take part in the launch and group draw of the MRP Foundation Knockout Cup tournament.

Coaches and team managers of the participating high schools from all over the Cape Peninsula gathered to take part in the launch and group draw of the MRP Foundation Knockout Cup tournament.

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The most popular event on the school football calendar, the MRP Foundation Knockout Cup, takes centre stage at the Westridge Sports Complex in Mitchell’s Plain on Saturday.

The sought-after knockout competition features 32 high school teams in a three-day tournament which continues on Tuesday 9 August and ends on Saturday 13 August. The tournament is inspiring tomorrow’s heroes and gives each of the competing schools a chance to be crowned as champions.

The 16 schools in the MRP Foundation High Schools League – from Mitchell’s Plain – and 16 best schools from all over the Cape Peninsula will rub shoulders and sharpen their match day skills over the intense three-day tournament.

Shamiel Kolbee, founder of the league, explained how the MRP Foundation Knockout Cup is different to that of the Mitchell’s Plain League. “Games run over a much shorter time frame, pushing teams to the limit as they have to have enough stamina to outperform the other schools,” he says.

Kolbe, in partnership with the MRP Foundation, Africa Youth Events Promotion and the department of education, founded the high school soccer league and Knockout Cup in 2005 as a way to empower youth in arguably one of South Africa’s most troubled townships, Mitchell’s Plain.

Plagued by gangsterism, drugs and violent crime, sporting activity and morale were low.

Kolbe tackled his community’s hardships with the simple motto: if you didn’t get to class, you don’t play on the field. Soon dropout rates declined, gangs started dissipating, absenteeism dropped and academic results at the high schools improved. Kolbe, as well as the MRP Foundation, understand the bigger picture of establishing grassroots soccer leagues as well as the Knockout Cup to use sport for development and facilitate camaraderie and healthy competition.

Apart from seeing the tournament giving impetus to several rising stars, the Knockout Cup – with ten years of proud history – is driving the competing teams to display their abilities and compete for the coveted title, but also the opportunity to create a healthier and happier future for themselves and their community.

It’s been quite a magical journey to stardom as only two schools – Belgravia High in 2008 and Robinvale High in 2015 – became a beacon for many young football hopefuls outside Mitchell’s Plain. These are the only schools outside Mitchell’s Plain to have won the Knockout Cup.

Thus, the tournament has been dominated by schools from Mitchell’s Plain with Aloe High, Portland High, Lentegeur High, Tafelsig High, Oval North High, Mondale High (twice) and Westridge High all wrapping themselves in cup glory over the past years.

The groups:

Group A:

Tafelsig, Spine Road, Maitland, Rocklands

Group B:

Beacon Hill, Steenberg, Stellenzicht, Lentegeur

Group C:

Portland, Oval North, Chris Hani, Strandfontein

Group D:

Cloetesville, Sibelius, Luhlaza, Groenvlei

Group E:

Princeton, Belgravia, Woodlands, Zola

Group F:

Westridge, Glendale, Groote Schuur, Muizenberg

Group G:

Mondale, Robinvale, Ocean View, AZ Berman.

Group H:

Cedar, Aloe, Wittebome, Bloekombos

The most popular event on the school football calendar, the MRP Foundation Knockout Cup, takes centre stage at the Westridge Sports Complex in Mitchell’s Plain on Saturday.

The sought-after knockout competition features 32 high school teams in a three-day tournament which continues on Tuesday 9 August and ends on Saturday 13 August. The tournament is inspiring tomorrow’s heroes and gives each of the competing schools a chance to be crowned as champions.

The 16 schools in the MRP Foundation High Schools League – from Mitchell’s Plain – and 16 best schools from all over the Cape Peninsula will rub shoulders and sharpen their match day skills over the intense three-day tournament.

Shamiel Kolbee, founder of the league, explained how the MRP Foundation Knockout Cup is different to that of the Mitchell’s Plain League.

“Games run over a much shorter time frame, pushing teams to the limit as they have to have enough stamina to outperform the other schools,” he says.

Kolbe, in partnership with the MRP Foundation, Africa Youth Events Promotion and the department of education, founded the high school soccer league and Knockout Cup in 2005 as a way to empower youth in arguably one of South Africa’s most troubled townships, Mitchell’s Plain.

Plagued by gangsterism, drugs and violent crime, sporting activity and morale were low.

Kolbe tackled his community’s hardships with the simple motto: if you didn’t get to class, you don’t play on the field. Soon dropout rates declined, gangs started dissipating, absenteeism dropped and academic results at the high schools improved. Kolbe, as well as the MRP Foundation, understand the bigger picture of establishing grassroots soccer leagues as well as the Knockout Cup to use sport for development and facilitate camaraderie and healthy competition.

Apart from seeing the tournament giving impetus to several rising stars, the Knockout Cup – with ten years of proud history – is driving the competing teams to display their abilities and compete for the coveted title, but also the opportunity to create a healthier and happier future for themselves and their community.

It’s been quite a magical journey to stardom as only two schools – Belgravia High in 2008 and Robinvale High in 2015 – became a beacon for many young football hopefuls outside Mitchell’s Plain. These are the only schools outside Mitchell’s Plain to have won the Knockout Cup.

Thus, the tournament has been dominated by schools from Mitchell’s Plain with Aloe High, Portland High, Lentegeur High, Tafelsig High, Oval North High, Mondale High (twice) and Westridge High all wrapping themselves in cup glory over the past years.

The groups:

Group A:

Tafelsig, Spine Road, Maitland, Rocklands

Group B:

Beacon Hill, Steenberg, Stellenzicht, Lentegeur

Group C:

Portland, Oval North, Chris Hani, Strandfontein

Group D:

Cloetesville, Sibelius, Luhlaza, Groenvlei

Group E:

Princeton, Belgravia, Woodlands, Zola

Group F:

Westridge, Glendale, Groote Schuur, Muizenberg

Group G:

Mondale, Robinvale, Ocean View, AZ Berman.

Group H:

Cedar, Aloe, Wittebome, Bloekombos

The MRP Foundation Knockout Cup takes centre stage at the Westridge Sports Complex in Mitchell’s Plain on Saturday.

The sought-after knockout competition features 32 high school teams in a three-day tournament which continues on Tuesday 9 August and ends on Saturday 13 August.

The 16 schools in the MRP Foundation High Schools League – from Mitchell’s Plain – and 16 best schools from all over the Cape Peninsula will rub shoulders and sharpen their match day skills over the intense three-day tournament.

The tournament has been dominated by schools from Mitchell’s Plain with Aloe High, Portland High, Lentegeur High, Tafelsig High, Oval North High, Mondale High (twice) and Westridge High all former champions.

The groups:

Group A: Tafelsig, Spine Road, Maitland, Rocklands

Group B: Beacon Hill, Steenberg, Stellenzicht, Lentegeur

Group C: Portland, Oval North, Chris Hani, Strandfontein

Group D: Cloetesville, Sibelius, Luhlaza, Groenvlei

Group E: Princeton, Belgravia, Woodlands, Zola

Group F: Westridge, Glendale, Groote Schuur, Muizenberg

Group G: Mondale, Robinvale, Ocean View, AZ Berman.

Group H: Cedar, Aloe, Wittebome, Bloekombos

The most popular event on the school football calendar, the MRP Foundation Knockout Cup, takes centre stage at the Westridge Sports Complex in Mitchell’s Plain on Saturday.

The sought-after knockout competition features 32 high school teams in a three-day tournament which continues on Tuesday 9 August and ends on Saturday 13 August. The tournament is inspiring tomorrow’s heroes and gives each of the competing schools a chance to be crowned as champions.

The 16 schools in the MRP Foundation High Schools League – from Mitchell’s Plain – and 16 best schools from all over the Cape Peninsula will rub shoulders and sharpen their match day skills over the intense three-day tournament.

Shamiel Kolbee, founder of the league, explained how the MRP Foundation Knockout Cup is different to that of the Mitchell’s Plain League. “Games run over a much shorter time frame, pushing teams to the limit as they have to have enough stamina to outperform the other schools,” he says.

Kolbe, in partnership with the MRP Foundation, Africa Youth Events Promotion and the department of education, founded the high school soccer league and Knockout Cup in 2005 as a way to empower youth in arguably one of South Africa’s most troubled townships, Mitchell’s Plain.

Plagued by gangsterism, drugs and violent crime, sporting activity and morale were low.

Kolbe tackled his community’s hardships with the simple motto: if you didn’t get to class, you don’t play on the field. Soon dropout rates declined, gangs started dissipating, absenteeism dropped and academic results at the high schools improved.

The groups:

Group A:

Tafelsig, Spine Road, Maitland, Rocklands

Group B:

Beacon Hill, Steenberg, Stellenzicht, Lentegeur

Group C:

Portland, Oval North, Chris Hani, Strandfontein

Group D:

Cloetesville, Sibelius, Luhlaza, Groenvlei

Group E:

Princeton, Belgravia, Woodlands, Zola

Group F:

Westridge, Glendale, Groote Schuur, Muizenberg

Group G:

Mondale, Robinvale, Ocean View, AZ Berman.

Group H:

Cedar, Aloe, Wittebome, Bloekombos

The most popular event on the school football calendar, the MRP Foundation Knockout Cup, takes centre stage at the Westridge Sports Complex in Mitchell’s Plain on Saturday.

The sought-after knockout competition features 32 high school teams in a three-day tournament which continues on Tuesday 9 August and ends on Saturday 13 August. The tournament is inspiring tomorrow’s heroes and gives each of the competing schools a chance to be crowned as champions.

The 16 schools in the MRP Foundation High Schools League – from Mitchell’s Plain – and 16 best schools from all over the Cape Peninsula will rub shoulders and sharpen their match day skills over the intense three-day tournament.

Shamiel Kolbee, founder of the league, explained how the MRP Foundation Knockout Cup is different to that of the Mitchell’s Plain League.

“Games run over a much shorter time frame, pushing teams to the limit as they have to have enough stamina to outperform the other schools,” he says.

Kolbe, in partnership with the MRP Foundation, Africa Youth Events Promotion and the department of education, founded the high school soccer league and Knockout Cup in 2005 as a way to empower youth in arguably one of South Africa’s most troubled townships, Mitchell’s Plain.

Plagued by gangsterism, drugs and violent crime, sporting activity and morale were low.

Kolbe tackled his community’s hardships with the simple motto: if you didn’t get to class, you don’t play on the field. Soon dropout rates declined, gangs started dissipating, absenteeism dropped and academic results at the high schools improved. Kolbe, as well as the MRP Foundation, understand the bigger picture of establishing grassroots soccer leagues as well as the Knockout Cup to use sport for development and facilitate camaraderie and healthy competition.

Apart from seeing the tournament giving impetus to several rising stars, the Knockout Cup – with ten years of proud history – is driving the competing teams to display their abilities and compete for the coveted title, but also the opportunity to create a healthier and happier future for themselves and their community.

It’s been quite a magical journey to stardom as only two schools – Belgravia High in 2008 and Robinvale High in 2015 – became a beacon for many young football hopefuls outside Mitchell’s Plain. These are the only schools outside Mitchell’s Plain to have won the Knockout Cup.

Thus, the tournament has been dominated by schools from Mitchell’s Plain with Aloe High, Portland High, Lentegeur High, Tafelsig High, Oval North High, Mondale High (twice) and Westridge High all wrapping themselves in cup glory over the past years.

The groups:

Group A:

Tafelsig, Spine Road, Maitland, Rocklands

Group B:

Beacon Hill, Steenberg, Stellenzicht, Lentegeur

Group C:

Portland, Oval North, Chris Hani, Strandfontein

Group D:

Cloetesville, Sibelius, Luhlaza, Groenvlei

Group E:

Princeton, Belgravia, Woodlands, Zola

Group F:

Westridge, Glendale, Groote Schuur, Muizenberg

Group G:

Mondale, Robinvale, Ocean View, AZ Berman.

Group H:

Cedar, Aloe, Wittebome, Bloekombos

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