Sporting Chance Foundation

Using sport as the vehicle for education.

The Sporting Chance Foundation inspires South African children to develop a lifelong passion for exercise and sport and to enjoy a healthy and positive lifestyle. The Foundation is committed to identifying and nurturing natural and raw sports talent among South African children.

Through the Foundation South African children from impoverished communities are provided the opportunity to play sport in a safe and structured environment while simultaneously receiving an education on important life skills. The Foundation focuses on fostering the upliftment of children by teaching them to prioritise their education and to steer away from social evils.

The Sporting Chance Foundation was officially registered as an NPO in 2009, although the team had been rolling out community development interventions and programmes since Sporting Chance was launched in 1990.

 


Calypso Cricket

CALYPSO CRICKET is a unique and fun adaptation of conventional cricket. Utilising most of the rules of cricket, the game is played on the beaches with two teams of ten players each. This competitive sport originated in the West Indian islands and is played between different villages that gather in their hundreds for the event. …

Street Cricket

Street Cricket creates an opportunity for the sport mad children of South Africa’s emerging communities to be actively involved in a sporting environment without having to travel too far. The concept is embraced by the entire community as it keeps the children occupied whilst living in an environment which seldom encourages self improvement and empowerment. …

Health Education

Sporting Chance has been at the forefront of health education for the past 20 years……we pioneered research into childhood obesity which has led to many health education policies being adopted and implemented throughout South Africa. Over the years our health education (Health of the Nation) programme has evolved to incorporate South Africa’s ever changing health …

Khulani Beach Soccer

Khulani Beach Soccer Is Based on the very successful “Calypso Cricket” concept run over the last nineteen years by Sporting Chance. Khulani was introduced by Brad Bing, MD of Sporting Chance to South Africa in 2005. Khulani Beach Soccer is a unique and fun adaptation of conventional soccer.”Khulani” from the Xhosa word meaning “to grow …

Inter Media Cricket Challenge

The Inter Media Cricket Challenge is a Sporting Chance initiative with the inaugural event being held in Cape Town in 1997. The challenge was launched to create an exciting atmosphere where the media can take their professional rivalry onto the cricket field in good spirit, and enjoy a day of friendly competition. The event has …

Street Soccer

Soccer is the most widely played sport in South Africa, with its traditional support base in the communities. The Street Soccer programme takes the ‘beautiful game’ into the heart of these communities and adds a new dimension to structured youth soccer. The Street Soccer programme aligns with SAFA objectives and provides solutions in the South …

Talent ID Bursary Programme

“If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.” – Abraham Lincoln   The Sporting Chance Development Foundation (SCDF) has achieved its long standing dream of launching a Talent Identification programme. The key objectives of this programme are: to identify and nurture naturally talented …

School Programme

The Healthy Active Kids South Africa report card produced by the Sports Science Institute of South Africa shows that overall the score for South African children slid from a C- to a D. One of the extracts in this report card reads as follows “Physical education might be one of the ‘best investments’ for physical …

Community Programmes

To create added impact and sustainability to our programmes we have partnered with one of the leading property management companies, Capital Land to create ongoing interaction within our communities. Capital Land invests substantially into CSI and through their Sport for Youth initiatives our Community Programmes have evolved. Our Community Programmes create much needed employment for …