Newsletter Young Bafana January 2020
Updated: Feb 12
Dear Young-Bafana-Family, A very exciting, intense and truly successful January has come to an end. Enjoy reading!
Viva con Agua We are very happy to officially introduce Viva con Agua as a new cooperation partner. The non-profit organization founded by ex-FC St. Pauli soccer professional Benjamin Adrion, based in Hamburg, now has an international network of over 10,000 volunteers. Viva con Agua has set itself the task of providing access to clean drinking water worldwide and ensuring basic sanitation. They, therefore, support water projects at home and abroad under the motto "water for everyone - everyone for water". Through their “WASH projects” (water, sanitation, hygiene), they improve the living conditions of many people in the long term. Discussions are underway to develop a working relationship between Young Bafana and Viva con Agua, so that together we can help people in South Africa with future WASH projects. Among other things these projects will include the sanitary facilities in the Lwandle Community, and the implementation of educational information programms.
Training start Our teams will start the new season in the High Performance League at the end of February. In order to give the teams a competitive edge and allow the players to experience a strong technical game, the teams are in the middle of intensive preparation. In addition to normal training units and test games, the players are also challenged in special performance tests in order to be able to work even more precisely on their fitness, and to constantly improve it. In addition, with the help of various teambuilding workshops, the cohesion within the individual teams is being strengthened.
Greetings from our ambassador Lasse Sobiech Our ambassador Lasse Sobiech from the German Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln sent a video message from the training camp in Spain to our boys in South Africa. He also had a surprise for our players. Because the player with the best school result at the end of the school year receives a 1. FC Köln jersey from him. That will surely give the boys additional motivation at school.
Welcome back Carlo Carlo is 29, South African and is back at Young Bafana after 2 years as head coach of PSS Zambia. He has been the main U16 trainer and technical director of Young Bafana since January. We are very excited to have him back on the Young Bafana team.
Welcome Vanessa Vanessa is 22 years old, comes from Lenggries (Germany) and supports the Young Bafana team in marketing until May.
Welcome Luca Luca is 27 years old and comes from Bochum. He supports the Young Bafana team both in marketing and as a trainer for the next 2 months.
Thank you for reading. We wish you a successful February. Stay healthy. Yours in changing lives, Young Bafana Family