Windmill, Sun International’s iconic Bloemfontein casino, is supporting young footballing talent and enthusiasm with the donation of soccer equipment to two local clubs.
Soccer, also known as the beautiful game, is the most popular sport in South Africa as well as globally. Children all over the world emulate their footballing heroes and hope to make it as professional players in the game.
From dustbowl patches to immaculate fields, astro turf and five-a-side courts, young players dream of making it big and now Windmill has stepped in to help two local clubs support these dreams.
Windmill recently handed over training equipment to the value of over R12,000 to the two clubs – Bloemfontein Capstone Football Club, based in Phameng, and Mangaung City of Roses, a local SAFA affiliated football club in Lourier Park, Bloemfontein.
Capstone FC was delighted to receive the equipment, with club founder and coach Innocent Katse determined to make a difference in the community.
Capstone caters for players in the U15 – U19 age categories and Katse said he was overwhelmed when he received the donation of equipment. “It meant such a lot and I shed tears when they delivered it. We had been struggling but to now have equipment such as cones, markers and bibs, makes such a difference. And it came at just the right time ahead of our first league match.”
“It brings us great pride and joy as Windmill Casino, to be able to contribute to local talent in our community,” said Kamo Mohapi, Marketing Operations Manager for Windmill. “We are pleased to help keep these teenagers active and inspire hope through sport.”