7 September 2018 – The South African Football Association (SAFA) and their associate member, the South African Masters and Legends Football Association 7 (SAMLFA), have partnered with We Are Football™ to activate a grassroots festival as part of supporting the vision 2022 programme targeting ages 5-7 for the launch.
This will part of a programme to drive interest in football at pre-school age to inspire future players. The first of these activations takes place on Saturday, 8 September at eThekwini”s Moses Mabhida stadium, ahead of Bafana Bafana’s AFCON qualifier against Libya.
The expansion of the national teams’ fan base is also a consideration by introducing young kids to national team events and matches as part of growing the game. The aim is to activate such at all national team matches nationally.
For this 1stactivation of We Are Legends 4 Kids, parents and guardians in the Durban area can register their kids on www.wearefootball.africa for a spot on this Saturday’s festival.
The kids will get the drills by the legends, face painted, get supporter t-shirt and match tickets for parents/guardians.
Former Bafana Bafana and international footballer David Nyathi will together with other legends be taking the boys and girls through their fun football drills.
Nyathi, who is the secretary general of SAMLFA, said the legends’ association is excited to partner this programme and looking to get more ex-footballers to enroll in this programme.
“We need to engage the young players as they have lots more options than we had at their age to fall in love and have fun with football using the 2018 FIFA World Cup’s momentum and also creating affinity with Bafana Bafana,” said Nyathi.
“This is the beginning and we want to recruit more young players to increase the base and ensure that these kids enjoy football at their age and also find resonance with SAFA’s marketing campaign “COME SHOW YOUR LOVE,” he continued.
Nyathi will be joined by the SAMLFA vice-president and also Bafana Bafana legend Phil Masinga.
Registration enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
David Nyathi, SAMLFA Secretary General & SAFA Technical Committee Member
Neil Tovey; SAFA Technical Director, GM: Football & SAFA Technical Committee Member
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Errol Madlala; We Are Football firstname.lastname@example.org- 0829217434