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Run for your Life!

The Football Foundation is an inspiring project that uses sports as a vehicle to promote education, health, social integration and participation amongst the culturally diverse communities of the Gansbaai, Stanford, Hermanus and Hout Bay regions, especially the underprivileged youth.

The multiple award-winning programme launched in 2008, saw the construction of a full sized, multipurpose, state of the art third generation soccer pitch complying with FIFA standards (sponsored by the English Premier League) situated at the cusp of the traditionally segregated black, white and coloured areas of Gansbaai. This was achieved with the invaluable assistance of Sir Dave Richards (Ex-Chairman of the English Premier League).

Today, the Football Foundation runs daily football, netball, hockey and athletics training sessions in Gansbaai, Hermanus and Stanford engaging roughly 2000 youths each week. In addition, the Football Foundation also runs the following programmes:

The specific goals of the Football Foundation are simple, achievable and sustainably working in the Gansbaai Community:

  • Uplift communities by empowering individuals through skills training and leadership opportunities
  • Encourage education, health and wellbeing, social integration and community participation
  • Support and initiate grassroots development in South Africa by providing access to education, resources, facilities and equipment