Saturday 5 November was the big opening day for the new Astroturf football field next to Hout Bay High School in Cape Town.
With help from our volunteers we were able to coach and select junior teams from the township to play in the opening games.
The professional club Ajax Cape Town did us proud by sending their Under 12 , Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 sides to play in a series of games against our youngsters. The clubs first team came to support the juniors and signed club photos and posters for their fans.
Games started at 10am finishing by 3pm. Our local Hout Bay teams drew the first game 3-3, won the second game 3-2 but unfortunately lost the senior games. The games were keenly fought and of particular interest was our own midfielder, Lulu now playing for Ajax’s Under 15 side. The day highlighted the huge amount of untapped talent in the townships. Hopefully the new pitch situated in a beautiful location between the ocean and the mountains will help to nurture some of that talent.
Many of the boys share boots or play in trainers, if there is any way you can get (secondhand) boots to us in Cape Town we can put them to good use.