Our children are aged 6-18 years.
Our soccer academy is divided into two sectors:
The performance teams (U12, U14, U16) consist of well disciplined soccer players who come from the townships. All township players receive a full Young Bafana scholarship that includes clothing for matches and practice, nutrition packages after each session, transport and additional educational support and much more. There are 3 - 4 periodized training sessions per week and the players are obliged to take part in the educational programme.
Twice a week we offer a paid after school soccer program for players between 5-14 years. In order to support the intercultural exchange there are regular events, where the school teams practice or play together with the performance teams. In this way the children from the townships and the children from the more privileged areas are connected by the means of sport.
Since January 2010 we are proud to call Radloff Park, Somerset West our very first own home. The facility boasts of three full size fields, a clubhouse incl. classroom, which creates a perfectly safe and happy environment for our children.
If you want to participate on the soccer field, you must join the education programme at Young Bafana.
The most important issues of Young Bafana is the individual development and the successful graduation - soccer comes second
Due to the outstanding support of the Nomzamo clinic in Cape Town our players receive general check ups through qualified doctors including eyes, ears, breathing, skin, heart, malnutrition and worms. A medical report is kept on a file of each player.