Registration opens for the 2018 Danone Nations Cup
30 January 2018 Sport
As the new school year begins educators have the awesome responsibility of providing opportunities and experiences that will help young people to develop their whole personality and character, and school sport is an acceptable medium to do this through.
Sponsorships such as the Danone Nations cup, a soccer tournament for kids between the ages of 10 and 12, play a vital educational role in developing kids because they provide a way for schools to teach valuable life lessons in a fun way, by keeping kids active. In 2017 over 2 700 schools, ranging from rural and farm schools, to elite private institutions, registered for the South African leg of the Danone Nations Cup. With entries expected to come in at a fast pace this week, the organisers are hoping to grow this to over 3 000 this year.
Youth development coaching is specialised as it is at this age that kids want to learn. It’s vital that young players perfect their skills without picking up bad habits and these kids dream big.
Many of the teams that participate in the competition’s World Finals each year are drawn from football programmes that operate in distressed areas and from social development initiatives that use football as a vehicle to uplift young people.
Schools can register for the competition by contacting the national coordinator at the SA Schools Football Association (SASFA), Themba Tshabalala, on 011 403 2844, 084 290 0602 or 072 588 4957. Alternatively, they can visit the Danone Nations Cup South Africa Facebook page or go to www.facebook.com/
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