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 …

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 …

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 …

SPORTING CHANCERS REACHING ‘THE SUMMIT’ THIS WEEK

As a coach there is no better feeling than seeing a youngster grasp a skill that you have been trying to teach them. The satisfaction of improvement far out ways the accolades of competition, and for our Sporting Chance coaches this week has meant just that… The ‘IDEA’ concept of coaching has been pertinent to …

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 …

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 …

WEATHER PLAYS GAME FOR AN EXCELLENT 2ND WEEK OF SPORTING CHANCE COACHING CLINICS

Over 250 young Sporting Chancers joined the coaching team on the fields this week to perfect their skills and get in the extra practice in preparation for the remainder of the sports season. With five venues running simultaneously with three sports codes: rugby, soccer and hockey and three age groups the Sporting Chance team have …