Football to address fatherlessness in South Africa

by Ambassadors In Sport
Mar 12, 2010

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Westville Prisoners after Soccer Clnic
Westville Prisoners after Soccer Clnic

World Cup Launch & Partnership Agreement. We are delighted to announce that Ambassadors In Sport (AIS) have signed a partnership agreement with The Department of Correctional Services. The Hope Academy project will be one of the legacy programs of DCS during 2010 and beyond. AIS were invited to the DCS World Cup regional launch in Westville Correctional Facility in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Westville is the next centre of excellence that has been highlighted to launch a Hope Academy in 2011. The program of the day included: soccer clinics (run by AIS), speeches from national management in DCS and guests, signing of agreement between AIS & DCS and three soccer matches including a match between Golden Arrows (professional team in Durban) and the select wardens team. The day was a huge success and the excitement from national office around the Hope Academy project was evident with everyone we spoke with. The day after the launch we did a presentation for Westville DCS Management on the academy. Westville have shown a strong desire to run the program and launch a fully fledged Hope Academy beginning 2011. AIS will work alongside DCS to lay all the foundations for the academy during 2010. We are thankful for the success in Hope Academy thus far in both Drakenstein and Leeuwkop and we know that without Him none of this would have been possible. Drakenstein & Leeuwkop Update We launch the 2010 Drakenstein Academy on March the 15th. Adam Bull (new head coach) has been laying the foundations for the new season. Trials have been done in 5 different juvenile centers around the Western Cape and we have selected an initial squad of 15 boys. There are many exciting partnerships developing with Drakenstein but that will be highlighted in the next full report. We will not launch in Leeuwkop as we need to meet with management to iron out some issues raised from last year. Leeuwkop is still developing as an academy and we hope to have the academy running in full swing later this year.


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Ambassadors In Sport

Location: Pretoria, South Africa - South Africa
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Ambassadors In Sport
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Ben Marais
AIS SA Director
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa

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