Sport Pro­grams

“Sport can cre­ate hope where once there was only despair. It is more pow­er­ful than gov­ern­ment in break­ing down racial bar­ri­ers. It laughs in the faces of all kinds of dis­crim­i­na­tion.” – Nel­son Mandela

Our sport pro­grams are aimed at those caught up in hope­less­ness, espe­cially the young and vul­ner­a­ble in the town­ship com­mu­ni­ties. Umoya Sport Pro­grams serve as a tool to engage with com­mu­ni­ties and to facil­i­tate trans­for­ma­tion in the lives of indi­vid­u­als. The sport pro­grams focus on devel­op­ing cham­pi­ons but at the same time teach young peo­ple impor­tant life skills such con­fi­dence, com­mit­ment, respon­si­bil­ity and work ethics. Umoya achieves this by part­ner­ing with local Schools to improve and /​or develop sport pro­grams from within.

These pro­grams cre­ate sta­bil­ity, struc­ture, hope and dis­ci­pline. A sense of self-​worth and achieve­ment nat­u­rally follows!

Sport pro­grams are tailor-​made to suit the indi­vid­ual cir­cum­stances and needs of each school or com­mu­nity. Umoya strives to intro­duce a healthy com­bi­na­tion of strong indi­vid­u­al­is­tic sports and team sports. Any one or more of the fol­low­ing sport pro­grams are being offered:

• Moun­tain Bik­ing
• Mini Ten­nis
• Ath­let­ics
• Soc­cer and Net­ball
• Gym
• Host­ing School Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion (PT) Classes dur­ing School

1.1 Umoya Africa Acad­emy Cycling Program

Our cycling pro­gram engages with young peo­ple in town­ships offer­ing them the oppor­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a sport which would oth­er­wise not be pos­si­ble due to the high cost of equip­ment and main­te­nance. These pro­grams show immense poten­tial to become self-​sustainable by retain­ing a full-​time coach, man­ager and tech­ni­cian. Local schools also ben­e­fit as the Umoya-​coached cham­pi­ons raised through our pro­gram, par­tic­i­pate in school events like the Spur Schools Moun­tain bike league. Cycling is one of the first pro­grams that was ini­ti­ated in Umoya and although rel­a­tively small, has already reaped sig­nif­i­cant results.

1.2 Umoya Africa Acad­emy Life Ori­en­ta­tion (Phys­i­cal Education)

Our qual­i­fied and expe­ri­enced staff and vol­un­teers serve local schools in com­mu­ni­ties to offer some or all of the Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion classes. Umoya fol­lows required school cur­ricu­lum and empow­ers teach­ers through train­ing and onsite assis­tance dur­ing classes.

1.3 Mini Ten­nis Program(Primary Schools)

Our objec­tive is to intro­duce and develop ten­nis at base level and thus our tar­get group con­sists of Grade 1 to Grade 3 chil­dren. Umoya uti­lizes exist­ing facil­i­ties in and around com­mu­ni­ties and pro­vide qual­i­fied and expe­ri­enced coaches as well as equip­ment through part­ner­ship with major equip­ment brands and Ten­nis South Africa.

1.4 School Sport Pro­grams (Soc­cer, Net­ball, MTB, athletics.)

Umoya Africa Acad­emy empow­ers schools in under­priv­i­leged com­mu­ni­ties to run excel­lent school sport pro­grams. By uti­liz­ing exist­ing under­uti­lized facil­i­ties in com­mu­ni­ties, Umoya vol­un­teers and staff cre­ate a cen­tral loca­tion for pupils from all schools to obtain struc­tured coach­ing in a vari­ety of sports such as Ath­let­ics, Net­ball, and Soccer.

1.5 Town­ship series (Soc­cer, Net­ball, MTB)

Umoya pro­motes healthy com­pe­ti­tion between schools and those who par­tic­i­pate in our coach­ing pro­grams are eli­gi­ble to take part in the peri­odic town­ship tour­na­ments. This pro­vides oppor­tu­ni­ties to scout for excep­tional tal­ent and assist these indi­vid­u­als to out­line career paths where their poten­tial can be devel­oped and opti­mized, and ulti­mately where they can even­tu­ally give back to the com­mu­ni­ties from which they hail.

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Tiaan Ven­ter
Cell: +27 72 825 9689
Email: tiaan@​umoyafrica.​com
P.O. Box 576, Ficks­burg, 9730

Umoya Africa Academy

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Dep. Social Devel­op­ment # 163131 NPO