Boots for Africa and Love PSL – turning a tweet into a reality.
Banyana Banyana striker Rhoda Mulaudzi joined hands with not-for-profit organisation Boots for Africa to donate over 300 pair of soccer boots to teams within the Mudavula Village in Limpopo on Sunday.
The event was also attended by Limpopo MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture Thandi Moraka as well as deputy minister in the presidency, Thembi Siweya.
“I decided to give back to the community because I was one of those players that grew up without soccer boots,” Mulaudzi told FARPost.
“It was hard and difficult especially when you are playing something that you love and you also want to see yourself playing for the national team or playing overseas so that’s why I decided to donate.
ParkRun identified 8 districts with runners that showed real potential but did not have the proper shoes. Although the highlight of the day should have been meeting ComradesMarathon winner and legend Bruce Fordyce and his wife Jill, a Grade 9 pupil Emma, who took her shoes off right there and then to donate to our cause, stole our hearts with her generosity. Special thanks to the parkrun South Africa team – Chris & Heidi, Diana (who was also kind enough to go home barefoot!), Kondwani, Thamsanqa, Massimo, Ebrahim and the teams). I know you’re all itching to get back on the road – we looking forward to that day!
Bolloré Transport & Logistics delivered the shoes to Mofolo Park for us and MD Koen – an avid runner himself – joined us with his team, Asgood, Vincent and Sinayo, for the handover.
Thanks to Mac Masina and Lucky Lekgwathi for joining us on the day, and as always, to Boots For Africa in Australia! None of this would be possible without your dedication and commitment, Sarah #sportunites#notjustfootball#parkrunfamily
190 pairs of boots handed out to the youth in Kwa Themba. What an amazing day. Thanks to all the Springbok Legends who joined us on the day.
Hundreds of pupils from four schools in KwaThema, one of the townships in Springs, are rugby enthusiasts. Some were over the moon as Boots for Africa, in conjunction with the Vuka Community Project, helped them with rugby boots and game balls. A total of 180 boots shipped from Australia were handed over at the KwaThema Sports Complex in Mthembu village. SABC News reporter Mduduzi Ndlovu was there with our video-journalist, Masabata Ralitabo. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.
Another small handout today to two very worthy recipients.
We were honored to be able to help them out with shoes and equipment for the guys and a donation of sanitary pads and toiletries for the ladies. Lebo – keep up the fantastic work!! Proverbs 22v6
What an amazing day. A very special thank you to Stefan Terblanche at SA Rugby Legends Association, PUMA, David Pocock, Sarah Bain at Boots For Africa Austrlia. We could not have done it without you.
Not forgetting our local heroes, @Andile Dlamini, Teboho Mokoena and Bolloré Transport & Logistics
An incredible day at Tembalethu School for Learners with Special Needs in Guguletu. This would not have been possible without the kindness and generosity of @roi_gabay_2 and support from @cathaypacific. Thank you to Minister Matie Nkoana-Mashabane for inviting #BootsForAfrica to be part of your #DisabilityInclusiveSA initiative. #growsa #sona2020 #thebeautifulgame
Boots for Africa’s recent interview on Arise Tv. Thanks to TM Active Lifestyle for making this possible….Nini you’re the best 🙂 #BootsforAfrica #TMActive #BeTheChange #football #sports #thebeautifulgame #TheBeautifulGame #BootsForAfrica #Soccer #Rugby #Cricket #SportUnites #BlessedToBeABlessing #ForTheLoveOfTheGame #GivingTuesday #Donate
In many of the African communities you will see children playing football in their bare feet on rubble-strewn ground. The ‘Boots For Africa’ appeal aims to help develop the skills and fitness of disadvantaged children, and provide more children with the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful game.
Help make your OLD boots…someone else’s NEW boots
You can help us very easily by donating your old boots. Simply clean them, tie them together with the laces and contact us on +27 82 457 0671 or email@example.com
Play your part and make a difference.
11am 18 May
5 goalkeeper gloves and 30 soccer balls from Pelonngwe Wellness Retreat & Spa
7 traditional dancers
15 sets of bibs from Glencore
23 Pairs of boots from Adam Kulp-Twalo (Lee-Anne Kulp-Twalo)
33 primary and high schools around Rustenburg
862 pairs of boots (all the way from Australia!)
1 000 bottles of water from Magalies Water
1 000 000 smiles, dreams and possibilities
17 year old goalkeeper, Ro’i Gabay, collected over 250 pairs of soccer boots in Shanghai last year. With the help of Cathay Pacific , Ro’i and his family brought the boots to us in December. Some of the boots were handed out to talented young players in Pretoria last week at a small gathering (to ensure social distancing protocols were followed). SA football legends Lunga Nobela, Khabo Zitha, Thulasizwe Mbuyane, Rhoda Mulaudzi and Teboho Mokoena inspired and encouraged the youngsters
Président JUSTICE LEMBIKISA has been sent to dr-congo to distribute Football Boots and kits to football organisations, clubs and associations to promote peace , solidarity and national cohesion through football. The charity is owned by Sheffield Football Club the world first football club founded in 1857. The chairman Richard Tims has sent 1000 pairs of boots to assist mainly young people to enjoy the games.
Boots for Africa, set up in 2008 by Sheffield FC-The World’s First Football Club-made inroads into Uganda for the first time, providing boots and footballs to a community project running close to the capital city Kampala. The project, Dewe School of Art, provides a centre for people in the village of Dewe, bringing the community together to learn new skills and developing their talents. The local football team Dewe FC is connected to the project and manned by people from the village and surrounding area.
Khabo Zitha gives back soccer boots to young footballers, she is joined by Boots for Africa and fellow colleagues in making this all a reality.
Boots for Africa, set up in 2008 by Sheffield FC-The World’s First Football Club-made inroads into Uganda for the first time, providing boots and footballs to a community project running close to the capital city Kampala.
The project, Dewe School of Art, provides a centre for people in the village of Dewe, bringing the community together to learn new skills and developing their talents. The local football team Dewe FC is connected to the project and manned by people from the village and surrounding area.
DRSM said ” We are proud to be a part of this campaign,…it is good to show our youngsters the gift of giving and the Boots for Africa campaign helps highlight this life lesson. Of course anyone young or old can help the campaign, by donating football boots, we hope that people of all ages will see how much joy this can bring to the life of a young African child, whose life is totally different to our children’s life’s in so many ways”.