The Homestead Hosts Its First Annual Sports Tournament

PEI Presents The Homestead’s First Annual Sports Tournament!

On March 31, 2023, The Homestead hosted its first annual sports tournament to empower vulnerable and at risk children and youth sports and recreation. The event was a huge success, bringing together beneficiaries from all of our Drop-in Centres (DICs) across Cape Town for a day of friendly competition hosted at our Khayelitsha CYCC.

Our sports tournament was an opportunity for the children between the ages of 10 and 14 years to showcase their skills, make new friends, and feel a sense of community within The Homestead family. We had teams competing in soccer and netball matches; our six soccer teams had 15 players each and our four netball teams had 10 players.
And the winners are…

Proudly heading on to the field to compete were Team Manenberg in green, Site C proudly wore red and aptly named themselves ‘Team Red Blood’, Bishop Lavis was kitted out in black, Team Town Two wore “Seeff blue”, Team Yizani featured in maroon while team CYCC, wore light blue.
While it was an absolute nail-biter of a final battle on the netball court, the winners of our netball tournament were the ‘Team Seeff’ Town Two DIC who put up an unbelievable effort to take first place, the girls chanting “blue is the colour, blue is the colour..” was absolutely contagious. Coming in second place was ‘ Team red blood’, Site C DIC!

The winner of our soccer match was team Manenberg and second place was our Bishop Lavis DIC. All in all it was a day to remember
Thank you!

We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our generous sponsors who helped make this event possible. Without their support, we would not have been able to provide the resources and equipment necessary to host such a successful tournament.

Wetton Emergency and Training Services provided first aid services at the event and provided an ambulance, three medics, and all the equipment necessary to keep the children, staff, and officials safe for the duration of the event.

Our long-time friends at the Angel Network Western Cape, Rodney Bloom, Neil Lifschitz and Barksole provided our first and second place teams with the highly coveted trophies. We were most delighted to see The Angel Network WC further pledging their support on the day of the tournament by coming to cheer on our teams. Their generosity and commitment to our programmes are always appreciated.

Seeff Properties also came to cheer on our children and pledged their support by sponsoring the Town Two netball team. Their support helped make the tournament a memorable experience for all involved.

We would also like to thank our individual donors: Aaron Stahl and Michael Czok for their financial contributions in making our event possible. Their support was instrumental in getting children off the streets through sports and recreational programmes, allowing them to discover and nurture their talent from an early stage
We would also like to acknowledge our dedicated and hardworking team from the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) programme who conceptualised this day. Our staff went above and beyond to make this event a success. We are grateful for their unwavering dedication. 

At The Homestead, we believe that recreational activities can be a powerful tool for social change, and our first annual sports tournament is just the beginning of our efforts to continue our mission of empowering our beneficiaries to reach their full potential. We look forward to hosting more events like this in the future and continuing to support young people as they build brighter futures for themselves and their communities