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 …

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 …

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 …

STAND UP WITH US – TAKE THE PLEDGE!

After 1992, The South African government went to great lengths to right the wrongs of apartheid in sport. While positive, these were usually once off initiatives with more PR value than long-term benefits. The sad reality is that once a talented individual completes school they are highly unlikely to realise their full potential on the …

JUNIOR HOCKEY STARS SPARKLE UNDER LIGHTS

Friday 5th September, played host to the annual Sporting Chance Bishops u12 Day/Night Hockey Tournament. Aspiring young players from the top girls and boys schools of the Southern Suburbs gathered for the much anticipated event. The tournament, which is a highlight on these youngsters hockey calendar didn’t disappoint and the passion, camaraderie and skills displayed …

SPORTING CHANCE KENRIDGE U13 DAY/NIGHT HOCKEY 2014

For over a decade Sporting Chance has supported Kenridge Primary School in hosting the annual Sporting Chance Kenridge u13 Day/Night Hockey Festival. This past Friday 29th August, over 300 young hockey players from the Helderberg and Northern Suburbs descended on the Stellenbosch Hockey Complex to compete for top honours. Keeping up its reputation, the tournament …

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 …

SPORTING CHANCE SPRING COACHING CLINICS

The sun is shining and Spring is upon us and what better way to spend your school holidays than to join the Sporting Chance team on the sports field. Get sharp and ready with pre season training at our cricket and soccer clinics, and enjoy refining those skills you have mastered this past season with …

A MOVING LETTER WRITTEN ABOUT KELLOGGS HEALTH OF THE NATION

This is a letter written to the Sporting Chance staff from a wonderful person who volunteered to be a part of this past weekend’s Kellogg’s Health of the Nation: 50 hour sports challenge… thanks Lynn  Dear Sporting Chance and Sponsors I got home on Sunday the 18.09.2011, round about 16h30, I was cold and wet, …