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Street Soccer Tournament: 28-29 April 2017

Railton Foundation Swellendam, in collaboration with Oasis Place, hosted an indoor street soccer tournament in the Thusong Centre on 28 – 29 April 2017.

Oasis Place, based in Philippi in Cape Town, is a registered non-profit organisation, with its main focus being sport development programmes. The programmes form a platform where they connect with both youth and adults from marginalized communities, offering them educational and life skill opportunities.

They facilitated a training session on the Homeless World Cup rules and Football3 from 17:00 – 19:00 on the 28th of April. This session consisted of theory and practical. We had to identify leaders that will be doing the street soccer within the community going forward. The street soccer tournament took place on the 29th of April from 09:00 until 14:00.

4 Junior and 4 senior teams from Railton participated and about 4 players of 16 years and above were identified and might participate in national trials for the Homeless World cup taking place in Cape Town in May 2017. This will depend on whether they fit the criteria for the Homeless World Cup, such as being homeless, vulnerable or unemployed.

This is a wonderful opportunity for our unemployed and/or homeless youth/ adults and players who are now empowered to coach Football 3 and street soccer in our communities.

We really appreciate the assistance of the management and team of Oasis Place, as well as the support of the sponsors and the Board of Railton Foundation Swellendam.

We also extend an invitation to youth from the community to contact Mark Conrad, our sport coordinator, at 062 101 7812 if they are interested in street soccer and football 3.   

“From the Community, With the Community”



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