Vuyo and the Bathurst Destroyers – A success story
Vuyo Sontsonga had a vision. He wanted to create a soccer club for the youngsters from Nolukhanyo. So he created the Bathurst Destroyers soccer club. But not only did he devote time and effort for his players, he also came up with a very creative way to generate some neccessary funds for the players’ soccer boots, team shirts, balls and anything else to make a soccer club successful.
As part of his club’s team training, they all participate in cleaning up Bathurst Village. Rubbish bags, that are put out for collection by the residents of Bathurst Village, often get picked through and unfortunately end up being strewn about in the bushes next to the roads. So the soccer players are now cleaning up the streets of Bathurst Village on a regular basis. Vuyo has been asking for donations for this service on a purely voluntary basis. The Bathurst residents are happy and follow Voyo’s soccer success story on whatsapp.
The Club goes from strength to strength with league games to be played and tournaments to be attended.
Vuyo cell no. 063 078 9388 for any donations to his soccer club. Aslo see Facebook page Eleven Destroyers FC.
African Traditional Games, Netball and junior Soccer
Siphokazi Mkrakra, shown here with a group of African Traditional Games (ATG) competitors, has won a provincial award for her contribution to the community, coaching ATG, netball and junior soccer. Seven members of the ATG team have been invited to participate in national competitions in Durban for 9 days in September, Heritage Month. Transport to KZN and accommodation are provided, but the team has to cover its other costs. Takkies – 7 prs @ R450, socks – 3 prs x 7 @ R150, food for the trip and at the competition 7 x 9 days @ R200 a day per person, toiletries (soap, face flannel, sanitary towels, blister plasters etc.) 7 @ R300. Can you help?
On their return from Durban, the ATG team will give various public performances for their sponsors. In the event that this appeal raises more than is needed for the trip, Siphokazi wants to cast a concrete slab for a proper netball court in Nolukhanyo. Contact Siphokazi on 065 913 5159.
To donate, please pay Bathurst Development Trust, (a registered NPO) quoting your name and ATG trip as a reference under Detail. Sasfin Bank, Acc No. 30000196257, Branch Code 683000, Swift code SASZAJJ.