This follows a successful hosting at Hillview High, Tshwane were close to 500 learners came to match their opponents.
The programme is open to youngsters’ aged 13 to 16 (boys and girls), and will have trials at centres around the province throughout the month of March, leading up to the finals to be hosted at Nike Stadium, Soweto later this month.
Aside from the skills assessment that was used to identify the best of the young players, all learners also took part in a 45-minute life-skills programme that was presented by representatives of Grassroot Soccer’s ‘Skillz’ programme which teaches about living a healthy, risk-free life.
The project is a Gauteng Provincial Government initiative which seeks to unearth best young talent in the Gauteng region. Gauteng is known as ‘Home of Champs’.
MEC for Sport & Recreation in Gauteng Lebogang Maile, who is advocating this project alluded that, one of the fundamental objectives of this programme is to teach our youngsters how to own up to responsibilities at an early age.
It was started four years’ ago.
In Soweto it kicks off on Sunday, 11 March, and Ennerdale Sports Complex all from 09h00 to 15h00, including Katlehong.
The youngsters also received a food pack from partner, Pick n Pay.