The HBUFC school rainbow football league aims to do three things:
Cross community development - getting all the local schools to interact and play against each other once a week
Youth development and education - we are partnering with Woodworks to provide extra support with reading and writing in English for children on local school teams
Successful football - an organized 7-a-side school league on the astro-turf. Our programs are partnered by City of Cape Town and Expanded Public Works program providing stipends for coaches
Each week, teams (under 8's and under 10's) from every primary school across Hout Bay are brought together to play a 7-a-side football, and also participate in reading classes. The reading sessions are run by volunteers, who work with small groups of children (ages 8-10), supporting their language and literacy development through educational game and books. Coach mentors also assist, keeping children focused during the classes.
Sisonke future stars
HBUFC partnered with the City of Cape Town and the Football Foundation to deliver football and life skills coaching. Sisonke Future Stars is run by four of our Elite Players who are trained, assessed, and audited by the Football Foundation. The Football Foundation also helps develop our calendar and comes and delivers special workshops multiple times a year. The academy has grown to 60 children and coaches have daily contact with them, giving them very powerful influential roles in their lives. The Sisonke Program offers great football, coaching, and life skills for young boys and girls of our community. It occurs three times a week and is run by the HBUFC Elite players. The life skills part of Sisonke is adapted from the Grootbos Foundation. We have now introduced a ladies session parallel to the boys session due to the increased number of girls attending!
Kick around soccer
Every Wednesday at 8:00 PM we host a kick around session at the Hout Bay Sports Complex. We play full field games with rolling subs. Whether you're a quick young striker or a slow old defender, it's a great opportunity to lace up the boots, get out on the pitch, and interact with people of the Hout Bay Community. Come one come all. If you have any questions feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!