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 …

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 …

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR THE CHILDREN AT THE SPORTING CHANCE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION CRECHE

This week the Sporting Chance team celebrated the festive season and an early Christmas by handing out presents and spending the day with the children at the Sporting Chance Development Foundation crèche in Khayelitsha. The children had beaming bright smiles as they unwrapped their specially labelled presents and were overwhelmed with the wonderful gifts inside …

KELLOGGS HEALTH OF THE NATION IN CAPE TOWN

Sports celebrities including Proteas cricket coach Gary Kirsten and Cape Cobra cricket players Herschelle Gibbs, Dane Vilas and Johann Louw and SA hockey player Illse Davids, joined more than 3 000 schoolchildren from communities throughout the Western Cape for the sixth annual Kellogg’s® Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge, which took place at the Western …

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 …

SPORTING CHANCE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION COACHING CLINICS GIVE KHAYELITSHA CHILDREN AN ACTIVE HOLIDAY

School holidays can be a difficult time for the children in the communities, their parents and guardians are at work the whole day, and they are left to entertain themselves with little means. With this is mind the Sporting Chance Development Foundation aims to run sports coaching clinics to keep the children occupied, away from …

JUDGE MEMORIAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SUPPORT THE SPORTING CHANCE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

Tuesday 5th July 2011, was a day, a group of 30 students and teachers from Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA will never forget as they spent the day with the Sporting Chance team in the townships around Cape Town. The Sporting Chance team met the group early in the morning and …

Joburg gives our youth a Sporting Chance – Kellogg’s Health of the Nation

“Real transformation in South African sport will never take place whilst the three fundamental pillars to succeed are missing. Firstly there is a lack of adequate sporting facilities; secondly there is a lack of access to quality sporting equipment and finally there are not enough good and committed coaches.” So says Brad Bing of Sporting Chance, the youth sports development agency that co-ordinates the annual Kellogg’s® Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge.

More than 3000 children from disadvantaged communities throughout Gauteng took part in the Challenge held at the Southern Suburbs Recreation Centre in Rosettenville from Friday 15 until Sunday 17 October. Participants ranging from 9 to 13 years of age, kept a ball in motion for an uninterrupted 50 hours to highlight the importance of physical activity in children’s lives.

Healthy living road show gives youth a Sporting Chance

Rising levels of child obesity and physical inactivity as a result of modern lifestyles are currently high on the global education agenda. In a bid to tackle this situation a road show under the auspices of Sporting Chance, in association with Kellogg’s®, Virgin Active, Kia Charity and Care and the Western Cape Department of Health Promotions, will visit schools throughout the Western Cape from Monday 6 until Thursday 16 September.

According to Brad Bing of Sporting Chance, the youth sports development agency that conceived and co-ordinates the events, the aim of the road show is to highlight the importance of physical activity in children’s lives. “Sporting Chance will also visit various communities throughout the Western Cape, including Gugulethu, Nyanga, Khayelitsha, Masiphumelele, Langa and Manenberg to address social concerns such as nutrition, how to lead an active life; prevent obesity and principles of personal hygiene,” says Bing.

STREET CRICKET GETS A BLAST WITH NATIONAL HERO HERSCHELLE GIBBS

If you are in Khayelitsha, Langa or Nyanga on Friday afternoon, then don’t only watch out for flying balls, but get ready to meet with Proteas and Cape Cobras hero, Herschelle Gibbs.   In fine form and on the back of his 102 not out against the Dolphins, Gibbs will be advising, coaching and mentoring …