Spur Soccer Masidlale programme since its inception in 2005, has touched the lives of over 30 000 boys and girls within communities across South Africa.
Spur Steak Ranches saw the need to develop soccer and life skills amongst young South Africans from previously disadvantaged areas. Since the launch of the Spur Soccer Masidlale programme in 2005, it has touched the lives of over 30 000 boys and girls within communities across South Africa.
It initially began with annual soccer clinics and then grew into a seven-week programme where boys and girls aged 10-12 years could enjoy weekly league games that culminated in regional finals. The winning teams enjoy a tasty Spur meal and then become player mascots at a PSL soccer game.
A life skills mentorship initiative carried out by Love Life South Africa is also attached to the programme in order to empower our Spur Masidlale kids to be able to make the best life choices. The programme consists of various storytelling and feedback sessions focusing on the fundamental aspects that ultimately empower the learners. This year, as part of our 15-year celebration, each participant will receive brand new soccer boots that they can make use of throughout the year.
There are 200 boys and girls per region that take part in the Spur Soccer Masidlale programme. Spur Steak Ranches not only provides lunch for the players during the programme but the sponsorship also extends to providing a Spur branded soccer kit, equipment and trained soccer coaches, all with the goal of creating the best learning environment.
Although it is continually progressing, the core of the Spur Soccer Masidlale programme remains unchanged and continues to focus on its mission of reaching more children in the most constructive of ways.