The GreenSource Sports for Water Project has been specifically designed to deliver multiple benefits to communities. These benefits include not only access to clean drinking water but also access to sports infrastructure.
It is no secret that football is the most beloved sport in South Africa. The combination of installing a system with a capacity to clean +- 17.5 million liters of water, as well as a state of the art 5-a-side football field clearly makes GreenSource a flagship project in rural South Africa.
Therefore, the collaboration with a world-class Football Development Programme was imminent to the project. After careful research on which programme will work the best in combination with GreenSource, the decision was made to approach Challenger Sports due to their legacy, success rate, passion and commitment towards Sport Development in South Africa. Challenger Sports is currently managed by the football legend Brian Baloyi.
Brian “Spiderman” Baloyi is a prominent football legend who played for teams such as Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Bafana Bafana. Throughout his professional football career, Brian was always aware of a void in football development and decided to do something about it. After a lot of research, Brian came across Challenger Sports.
Challenger Sports Collaborates with GreenSource in Mokgalwaneng
Challenger Sports is an international company from the United Kingdom which offers franchise opportunities to individuals who are passionate about football development. Brian Baloyi is a registered license holder and owner of Challenger Sports South Africa (CSSA). Three different programs are offered depending on age groups:
CSSA is busy with a TetraBrazil Football Programme at Gaopotlake Secondary School in Mokwalaneng, North-West. Local football legends from the surrounding community were identified and trained in order to successfully implement the programme. 30 Boys and 10 girls between the ages of 12 and 18 years form part of the programme.
More than Just Football
CSSA’s aim is not only to develop players technically but to focus on the challenges that youth in rural communities such as Mokgalwaneng are facing. Life skill coaching takes place as part of the program, focusing on a range of issues such as domestic violence, alcohol and drugs, and career guidance.
To ensure a positive impact on the youth of Mokgalwaneng, CSSA is partnered with Gaopotlake Secondary School to make sure that academic performance does not fall by the wayside.
The collaboration between GreenSource and Challenger Sports is set to achieve a massive positive impact in terms of clean drinking water, sport development, and human development in rural communities across South Africa.