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Raising Giants boosts Northern Cape Soccer

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The Northern Cape received a big boost when Raising Giants handed over 30 soccer kits to the teams that are part of the Sol Plaatje Masters Football League, as well as a five-a-side soccer pitch and two netball/basketball courts.

Members from Raising Giants as well as the soccer fraternity is seen cutting the ribbon while champagne is being sprayed into the air. Picture: Danie van der Lith

ON WEDNESDAY afternoon, the Raising Giants Organisation handed over soccer kits, a five-a-side soccer pitch and two netball/basketball courts to the Phatsimang College and the Sol Plaatje Masters Football League.

After the handover, the delegates moved to the new soccer pitch to cut the ribbon to officially hand the facilities over.

Raising Giants is a Non-Governmental Organisation that aims to bridge the educational information gap between rural high school learners and their peers in urban high schools. The organisation aims to offer opportunities to previously disadvantaged young people who demonstrate the potential to excel academically, and who have the desire to fully engage in those opportunities.

Through funding from the National Lottery Board, they were able to give funding to three colleges – Northern Cape Urban Tvet College, Orbit Tvet College in Rustenburg and Goldfields Tvet College in Welkom.

The Northern Cape received a big boost when Raising Giants handed over 30 soccer kits to the teams that are part of the Sol Plaatje Masters Football League. These kits include their playing kit, balls, cones and bibs.

Seen are one of the Sol Plaatje Local Football League teams recieving their kits from members of the Raising Giants Organisation. Picture: Danie van der Lith

Sol Plaatje Local Football League Chairman, Seabata Makhele said that this donation is a massive boost for the soccer fraternity in the Northern Cape.

“We really appreciate this greatly. We made a point of it that needy clubs get these kits. Part of the criteria was that all the ladies teams that are participating in our leagues benefit from this, and secondly it should be all the clubs that didn’t get any lotto funding, and also clubs that have the majority of the different divisions in their clubs,” he said.

The new five-a-side soccer pitch at Phatsimang Tvet College. Picture: Danie van der Lith

The Phatsimang College benefitted by receiving a five-a-side artificial turf soccer field as well as two brand new netball courts that can be used as basketball courts as well.

According to Moremogolo Tvet College Campus Manager, Boston Lecholo, the facility will be open to the community but it will be controlled to ensure that everything runs smoothly, it will not be a free-for-all.

The new netbal and basketball courts at Phatsimang Tvet College. Picture: Danie van der Lith

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