Changing Lives

Young Bafana is a non-profit organization (NGO) that has been dedicated to the holistic development of children and young people from poor backgrounds in South Africa since 2010 by offering a comprehensive range of soccer and educational activities.

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Mission Statement


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… people in the Cape Town area reside in townships.

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… of the adult population are unemployed and receive no government support, however, they have to come up for the basic needs of their families. Often, this supposedly hopeless situation leads to drug abuse and crime.

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… South African between the age of 15 and 49 is infected with HIV. There is a lack of wide-ranging educational opportunities, encounters with other population groups and sufficient medical care.


Our goal is to break the vicious cycle of poverty through sport and education and to boost cultural exchanges between the different population groups in the Helderberg region.
We accompany our players on their personal life path, get them off the streets as children and effect the best possible influence on their development as persons and athletes.
We create opportunities and promote each child individually. Together with you we increase the chance for a better future, free from poverty, crime and drugs.



Scouting well disciplined children who have the desire to become football players.


An educational outreach programme including Mathematics and English lessons, increases the chances of tertiary education access and career opportunities for the children.


Learning necessary life skills (social and educational), through clearly defined academy rules in a professional environment.


Based on our strategic nutrition plan we want to ensure a healthy growth for all of our players.

YB Stars

You are looking for fun and regular child soccer training sessions in Somerset West? Then the YB Stars program is the perfect fit for you! We are always happy to welcome new players of any skill level. The money earned will be used for our NGO.

Participants of the YB Stars training session running towards the camera on a soccer pitch in South Africa.
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This is Young Bafana

We offer holistic soccer and education programs for kids (male / female) between 6 and 18 years. Learn about our 4 development programs below.