14
Mar

Coaches Development

We are very excited to be partnering with some of the South African coaching legends in this  first of a series of coaching courses.

Contact info@futsal360.co.za for more information.

8
Feb

SU First Years’ Wellness and Team Building Activities

For the last fifteen years, we have been offering leadership, life skills, and wellness activities to the Stellenbosch University students and staff.

Over the last few days, we have been busy with the orientation week of students at various Stellenbosch residences. We’ve had lots of fun and laughter as we welcome the first year students.

 

17
Jan

Sport as a Tool to Promote Life Skills and Soft Skills

We have been using sport to connect people and to promote life skills, such as team-work, respect and discipline, as well as soft-skills, such as problem-solving, communication and leadership.

Here is a great article on how sport can greatly contribute to youth development in these areas.

13
Jan

Developing the Next Generation of SA Players Through Futsal

Events such as the Futsal 360′ Gauteng Club Champs in December 2021, with the participation from top football academies, like Sundowns, Stars of Africa and University of Pretoria, among others, really show us how the next generation of South African football players are being developed through Futsal.

3
Apr

Friendship Games

We have been hosting ‘Friendship Games’ since 2009, with the concept of building bridges between different communities, and learning how to play with one another, not against one another.

20
Mar

Futsal Coaching Courses

Since 2008, we have been offering Futsal coaching courses in South Africa and other African nations. Futsal is the answer to introducing football into primary and high schools in the continent, contributing not only to the improvement of the players’ tactical and technical skills, but also to mass participation (boys and girls) and job creation (players and coaches).

9
May

Our Fifth Sand Court Has Been Built

As part of CSV Construction and Stellenbosch Academy of Sport’s community project, a sand court has been opened at the Sustainability Institute in Lynedoch. This marks the fifth sand court to be opened across communities surrounding Stellenbosch, South Africa to promote physical education, wellness and mass participation in sport and recreation.

Furthermore, the sand sport model is highly sustainable as it requires no irrigation, making it very appropriate for water scarce areas.

We will be building another five of these courts within the next year and look forward to organizing events and tournaments among the different communities that are already promoting sand sports such as soccer, rugby, netball, volleyball, tennis and handball for boys and girls.

3
Jan

Girls’ Football in Stellenbosch

We have been investing into girls’ and women’s football development in Stellenbosch since 2007. We have started girls football teams across the different high schools in the area. Today many of the players have achieved provincial and national level and many are playing for local and foreign universities and clubs.

The picture above is of one of our annual events where players from Rhenish Girls’ High, Bloemhof and Stellenbosch High participate in. We look forward to many more events in this coming year, including Futsal, Beach Soccer and Football tournaments among the different local schools.

12
Dec

Futsal in South Africa

We have been establishing Futsal in South Africa since 2007 by  building courts, training coaches and organising tournaments and leagues. One of our partners is The City of Cape Town Sport and Recreation Department. Through the Department we have trained more than 300 coaches in all six districts of Cape Town in the last four years.

Last month we organised an international coaching course in partnership with Futsal South Africa and The City of Cape Town for the top 25 coaches from the six districts. The instructor was the international coach Rubio Guerra who has previously coached the national teams of Canada, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE, respectively. The course was a great success and we are planning to start  youth and senior leagues in 2017.

5
Dec

Sport and Recreation as a Tool for Development and Peace

We, along with Ubabalo, CSV Construction and Maties Community Service (MGD Stellnbosch University) have been organising the VriendsCUP (the Friendship Games) since 2010. What makes the VriendsCUP so unique and the first of its kind, is the fact that teams are mixed, and not from only one school. The main purpose of the VriendsCUP is to build bridges and to develop interaction between the learners, parents and teachers of schools in the various local communities. Therefore, none of the participants need to be excellent sportsmen or women. Any learner that wants to have a go at a new sport, get some game time or simply make new friends while kicking or throwing a ball around is welcome.

We have been using this opportunity to expose the learners to concepts such as diversity, acceptance, gender equality, respect and team work. The feedback from the community in general has been very positive. We plan to expand the Games to other areas in the Western Cape and other provinces in the coming year.