Our ‘Cogs of Calypso’ part 1 – The Rotary Club of Signal Hill

There’s a group of friendly and familiar faces that without fail are always their bright and breezy and ready to go every Calypso Cricket morning. They come laden with smiles and friendly cheer and they give of their time to assist us with handing out shirts, packing goodie bags and making hundreds of hotdogs. They …

Wickets, Waves and Wicked Talent!

Cricket season is upon us, and in true Sporting Chance style hundreds of children took part in the 27th annual Sporting Chance Calypso Cricket Festival, at the home of Calypso Cricket, Sunrise Beach, Muizenberg on Thursday 7th December 2017. We couldn’t have asked for better weather and with a full house of participants it made …

IT’S A KIND OF MAGIC! – STREET CRICKET AND SOCCER FINALS

The streets of Langa were abuzz when teams from disadvantaged communities around greater Cape Town competed for the coveted Sporting Chance Street Sports Champions’ Trophy on Friday 1st December. For the past seven weeks, hundreds of young learners from Masiphumelele, Khayelitsha and Langa have taken to the streets, to compete in matches covering two sports …

Exhilarating cricket showcase for future players

The Sporting Chance Foundation and the Claremont Foxes entered a team in the sought after SACS u12 Cricket Festival this past weekend. The team was a good mix of aspiring youngsters with players being selected from the Claremont Cricket Club youth section and from Sporting Chance’s weekly Street Cricket leagues. The FLAIR was in abundance …

Street Cricket festival – fitting way to end the year!

While the Proteas and Three Lions went to battle in the New Years Test at the hallowed Newlands cricket ground, there’s a different type of cricket being played on the humble streets of the Langa Township just outside Cape Town. Thursday 31st December 2015, played host to the ITC Street Cricket festival, hosted on the …

Successful Foundation Schools “Derby Day”

Our Foundation hosted the inaugural sports “Derby Day” between two of our Sporting Chance Development Foundation schools this past Friday 20th May 2016. Mokone Primary School from Langa hosted Ntwasahlobo Primary School from Khayelitsha for the long awaited match day. Our Foundation school coaching co-ordinators Nyaniso Mhayi and Bulelani Menze, together with the various international …

The Transformation Debate – Brad Bing opinion piece

Over the past weeks, since the recent decision by Sports minister Fikile Mbalula to ban sporting bodies from fielding international events until such times as transformation targets are met, there has been a deluge of differing opinions on the advisability, or not, of such a step and it is questionable as to whether a direct …

THE 6.7 CHALLENGE FOR MANDELA DAY

In 2008, Nelson Mandela made an inspired call to encourage the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices when he said that “it is in your hands now”. Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in 2009 and since then the global movement has celebrated his legacy and …

KELLOGGS HEALTH EDUCATION ROAD SHOW CONTINUES

The Health Education road show of the Kellogg’s Health of the Nation project has continued this week, visiting the various Cape Town communities that will participate in this weekend’s Kellogg’s Health of the Nation: 50 hour sports challenge. The interactive format of the road show sessions have been well received by the participants and the …

PHASE 1 OF KELLOGGS HEALTH OF THE NATION KICKS OFF

Day 1, The Ocean View community came alive with the arrival of the Kellogg’s Health of the Nation road show team on Monday. The Sporting Chance team together with Leanne Tee, a dietician from title sponsors Kellogg’s, began Phase 1: Health Education road show in wonderful weather and a warm welcome by the community. The …