Football Without Borders gives back to the community

Football Without Borders (FWB) donated much needed football equipment to two local sports teams on 17 April.

The two teams, Golden Drifters Academy and Rampya Chiefs, are based in Zandspruit informal settlement.  FWB gave each club two soccer balls, a set of bibs, and a set of cones.

Football Without Borders (FWB) is a non-profit organisation that uses sport – particularly football, boxing and kickboxing – to engage youths on social issues that affect them, such as gender equity, health education, academic education and community development.

“This donation was done through the grant we received from National Lotteries Commission,” said Michael Mapfunde the cofounder of FWB. “We applied for that grant for the purpose of developing football in areas that we operate in – mainly Zandspruit and Kromdraai. We support clubs like Kromdraai FC, which plays in Mogale Local Football League. We also have Kromdraai Ladies FC, which will be soon playing in the Women’s Regional League.”

 “We’re very happy for the donation we received from FWB,” said Golden Drifters president Shoko. “It’s something which will benefit our development teams and also our SAB[BP1]  Team. We received bibs, balls and cones. These equipment items are a priority when it comes to player development.”

This was not the Golden Drifters’ first time to receive donations from FWB, Shoko said, and he believes it will not be the last time.

“They donated a netball kit and balls to our organisation earlier this year and also offered a life skills and coaching workshop to our coaches and SAB[BP2]  players,” he said. “We’re really grateful for the support from Mr. Mike and FWB at large.”

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