Yep, I’m referring to the celebrated Bree Primary School which will be representing Gauteng Province at the 2012 Nestle Milo National Champions in September.
This follows their successful exercise after beating all provincial fifteen schools during the knock-out stages.
The youngsters, who are the feeder to the Orlando Pirates Development, have established themselves as one of shining examples when coming to developing stars at relatively tender age.
Bree Primary School will receive R10 000 to invest in an initiative which is in line with Nestlé MILO’s values of Nutrition, Health and Wellness. They will be able to use these funds to improve the sporting facilities or buy sporting equipment for their school.
The under 13s Nestle Milo Champs Tournament was started five year’s ago in partnership with the South African Schools’ Football Association (SASFA).
According to Kelly Wainwright, Nestlé South Africa’s Marketing Manager for Beverages, the tournament is not just about developing the soccer skills of these young stars. It is our goal to educate the youth during their formative years about the benefits of leading healthy and active lifestyles.
“We’re extremely proud of how serious these children take the sport and the tournament itself, and the positive impact it is having on their lives,” says.
Former Bafana striker Shaun Bartlett who runs his academy in Jozi, has been appointed the ambassador following the dropping of Neil Tovey.
“Youth development, through sports is one of the biggest means of positively impacting and inspiring the lives of young South Africans in this country. It is a dream come true for all of us at SASFA and at Nestlé MILO, to see how far the tournament has come as we commemorate its fifth year of existence” says Mandla ‘Shoes’ Mazibuko, President of SASFA.
The school that is crowned the overall tournament champions in September will receive an additional R150 000 to invest in a similar initiative around their school’s sports and wellness infrastructures.
Bree School representatives were not available for comment at the time of publishing.