Sport speaks a universal language, which breaks down barriers and cuts through income and ethnic divides. It is this belief in the power of sport to positively change young lives, which has motivated Sporting Chance since it was established 25 years ago.
Over the years Sporting Chance has grown to become one of the leading sports coaching and development organisations in South Africa with a powerful and recognizable brand. Sporting Chance aims to empower youth to recognise the ability to use sport to introduce education and learning initiatives. Through sport and team play many life-skills are identified and nurtured to bring about a positive change in society today.
Within the Sporting Chance structure sits two distinctive entities:
1. Sporting Chance Coaching Programme
2. Sporting Chance Development Foundation
The Sporting Chance Coaching Programme forms the foundation of the organisation and was the starting point for founder Brad Bing when he launched his one man cricket coaching clinics in 1990. Over a quarter of a century later, the Coaching Programme has grown dramatically involving over 8000 children annually.
Offerings include: Holliday Coaching Clinics, Afternoon Coaching Clinics, Individual Coaching, Birthday Parties and School Term Coaching Clinics for most sports codes. Originally based in the Western Cape the programme is looking to expand its wings shortly to other regions around South Africa.
The Sporting Chance Development Foundation (SCDF) is a registered Non Profit Organisation (070-195 NPO) as well as a Public Benefit Organisation (0556/233/16/1) and has an excellent track record of delivery.
Sporting Chance has successfully conceptualised and managed many sports and health outreach programmes throughout South Africa including among others: Street Soccer; Health of the Nation ®; Khulani Beach Soccer; Street Cricket and Calypso Cricket ®, Talent ID Bursary Programme & the SCDF School programme.
The philosophy of getting children off the streets and onto the sports field has promoted physical activity and a healthy lifestyle to over 160 000 children.