Grassroots soccer talent nurtured in Port Elizabeth

first_imgHosted at Young Park Primary school in Young Park, 16 primary schools from Schauderville and Kwazakhele were invited to participate in the workshop (Image: Chevrolet Ute Force)The Chevrolet Ute Force, in partnership with the Dreamfields Project, a non-profit organisation that focuses on soccer development, rolled out its coaching workshop in Port Elizabeth this week.Hosted at Young Park Primary school in Young Park, 16 primary schools from Schauderville and Kwazakhele were invited to participate in the workshop that provided them with basic coaching skills and intra school league training. Thirty teachers and seven General Motors employees participated in the workshop and in turn will develop aspirant soccer stars in their communities.The seven Schauderville Schools are De Vos Malan Primary, GJ Louw Primary, Dieterich Primary, St.Theresa Primary, Frank Joubert Primary, Abraham Levy Primary, Adolph Schauder Primary, and Young Park Primary School. The eight Kwazakele Schools are Henry Nginza Primary, Ebhongweni Primary, Phakama Primary, JK Zondi Primary, Inkqubela Primary, BJ Mnyanda Primary, Ben Nyati Primary, and WB Tshume Primary.According to Chevrolet brand manager Tim Hendon, the partnership with Dreamfields Project, has enabled Chevrolet to reach many disadvantaged communities where soccer is popular amongst youth. “Each participant will receive a certificate of completion after the workshop which makes them eligible to coach and arrange intra school league games in the future,” said Hendon.He explained that the initiative links back to the Dreamfields Project’s goal of supporting the South African Football Association Development Agency’s (SAFADA) 2022 Vision, which highlights the need for coaches and the need of finding and grooming talent. “Chevrolet Ute Force has pledged its commitment to this vision, and provides not only funding but also donates One World Futbol soccer balls and soccer equipment and the use of utility bakkies to reach remote communities,” Hendon added.Earlier this year Chevrolet donated 55 000 One World Futbol, soccer balls to SAFADA. These balls are nearly indestructible and were designed to withstand gruelling conditions and rough surfaces. “Children train with the balls and are able to play with them over and over again without the fear of the ball going flat, this provides them with the needed training time before playing league games.“As part of our ‘What do you #PlayFor?‘ campaign introduced in April of this year, we will continue to support communities and the beautiful game of soccer – building the nation through play.”In the spirit of the Chevrolet Ute Force project, which is collaborative in nature and aims to share with people across the country, challenging South Africans to support their communities – a mini documentary of the Port Elizabeth project will be created. Spear headed by the creative team of BoltonInc, cinematographer Louis Bolton has captured the dreams of communities through the Ute Force initiative from day one.Traveling with the team to Port Elizabeth, Bolton believes that it is through sharing stories that real change can be achieved. He is joined by producer and Ute Force Project manager Bridgette Bolton who oversees the roll-out of the Chevrolet Ute Force project from one community to the next.last_img read more

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Polo: Tarun Sirohi helps Cavalry-USPA lift Baroda Cup

first_imgTarun Sirohi exhibited great stick work as he slammed four goals to guide Cavalry-USPA to a 6-5 win over Jindal Cavalry in the final of the Baroda Cup at the Jaipur Polo ground in New Delhi on Sunday.Cavalry-USPA took a 1-0 lead at the end of the first chukker and held on to the lead throughout the match, although Jindal Cavalry always kept them on their toes. In the fast-paced final, Sirohi opened the account for Cavalry-USPA in the first chukker and then followed it up with another in the third.Just as Jindal Cavalry threatened to make a comeback in the fourth and final to ensure that the efforts of the rival came to naught. Bhupendra Singh and Samir Suhag scored a goal each for the winners.Jindal Cavalry’s Navjit Singh Sandhu played some really exciting strokes, and time and again came out with some brilliant stick work. Sandhu scored three goals to keep alive the interest in the match as it headed for an exciting finish.Ravi Rathore opened the account for Jindal Cavalry and then Sandhu converted a 30-yard penalty, but their joy was short-lived with Samir Suhag again taking Cavalry-USPA ahead with a 40-yard penalty in the third chukker.Heading into the fourth and final 3 lead but a couple of goals from Sandhu put paid to all the hopes that Jindal Cavalry may have had of making a match out of it. In the dying moments of the match, Jindal Cavalry did get a 30- yard penalty shot, which was converted by Naveen Jindal, but that was too little and too late for them.advertisementPrincess Asha Raje Gaekwad of Baroda distributed the prizes. Mare Boozie was adjudged the best Polo Pony of the match.Scorers for Cavalry-USPA: Tarun Sirohi (4), Samir Suhag (1), Bhupendra Singh (1). Scorers for Jindal-Cavalry: Navjit Singh Sandhu (3), Ravi Rathore (1), Naveen Jindal (1)last_img read more

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Councilmember Zapf Scooters in Mission Beach turning boardwalk into a human slalom

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter UPDATE: On Tuesday May, 22 2018, the San Diego City Council will decide whether or not to ban motorized scooters on boardwalks. Watch live below as people on both sides of the issue present their case before the City Council votes on the future of motorized scooters. Sasha Foo May 11, 2018 Sasha Foo, Councilmember Zapf: Scooters in Mission Beach turning boardwalk into ‘a human slalom’ 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMISSION BEACH (KUSI) — You can walk or jog. You can skateboard, rollerblade or bike. However, San Diego City Councilmember Lorie Zapf is saying that she doesn’t want any motorized scooters on the Mission Beach boardwalk.Light, nimble and easy to operate, they’re also fast. That speed is part of the problem as riders zip by, dodging and weaving between pedestrians at 15 mph, in excess of the boardwalk’s 8 mph limit.The councilmember is calling for the scooters to be banned from the oceanfront boardwalk. Zapf said, “What’s happened is human beings are being treated like a slalom course on the boardwalk, a human slalom course.”Some boardwalk regulars complain the scooter riders travel so fast, that they come close to colliding with pedestrians and bicyclists.Zapf said her office received so many complaints since the scooters were introduced that she wrote a memo on April 20, asking the Mayor’s office to change the language in the municipal ordinance to clearly define the boardwalk as a sidewalk.Under California law, operating an electric scooter is illegal on a pedestrian sidewalk.Zapf told reporters at a news conference Friday that based on the amended language, an emergency ordinance will be presented to City Council for a vote on May 22. Speed is the overriding concern, but there are other safety issues.Under state law, anyone using an electric scooter is required to wear a helmet, be at least 16 years of age and have a driver’s license.San Diego Lifeguards are also in support of a ban. Lifeguard chief James Gartland said with the busy summer season approaching and more crowds expected, his crews will have enough to do with ocean rescues and other water emergencies, without the additional responsibility of responding to scooter collisions.Since March 2, lifeguards reported 13 accidents resulting in injuries. Some of the injuries were serious. Not everyone thinks the boardwalk should be scooter free.Kristen Victor with a group called “PB EcoDistrict” said if bikes aren’t banned from the pedestrian walk, then scooters should not be outlawed either.The emergency ordinance would apply to the boardwalk from the South Mission Beach jetty to the Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. Posted: May 11, 2018 Updated: 3:28 PMlast_img read more

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Teens break into local middle school to play drums

first_imgTeens break into local middle school to play drums KUSI Newsroom, July 20, 2019 Posted: July 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Police were called to Marshall Thurgood Middle School in Scripps Ranch early this morning about intruders.When they arrived, they heard drumming coming from the school band room where eight students had broken in for a late night band practice. The kids had found their way onto the roof and gotten into the band room through an open hatch.Police said that nothing was broken or stolen, so they cited the teenagers and let them go. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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