Football club from Eerste River appeals for help to achieve its goals
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Cape Town - A football club from Eerste River is appealing to compassionate members of the public and businesses to assist it by donating essential football equipment and help it raise funds for team jerseys.
Having recently gained placement in a local football league, the Condor football club based in Condor Park, Eerste River, is looking for donations of football equipment and uniforms for the players most of whom are young people from the community. It does not have much in term of positive recreational activities for the youth.
Founding member and coach of the club Sergio Solomons, who officially launched the club in April last year, said while the team was excited to have qualified for a five-a-side football league, they were also apprehensive to begin the matches without team jerseys and other essential equipment.
“When I first started the club, it was just a hobby, but after a while, I realised that the youth or players have raw talent. I have also realised that the area we live in is not conducive for the youth to reach their full potential.
“I am a firm believer that sports teach one self-discipline and self-respect. I am addressing self-discipline and self-respect because as soon as one has respect for oneself then you will have respect for the next person. We are appealing for donations to help us sustain our club and also to make it a bigger project.”
Solomons added: “Currently the football club needs 20 team shirts that the players can use when they begin competing against other football clubs and teams.
“With your help, we will be able to keep young aspiring soccer players in our community actively involved in sporting activities and away from the clutches of gangsterism and drugs.
“I want to be able to instil a sense of pride and belonging in these young men to show them that anything is possible and they do not have to resort to crime and violence to prosper in life,” said Solomons.
For more information on how you can assist the Condor Football Club, contact Sergio Solomons on 061 200 3898.
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