Football fun and youth development

Members of the HBUFC Junior Academy.
The last week of school holidays, July 1-5, saw the HBUFC Junior Academy partner with NGO 1Million Strong, for a week of football fun and youth development, sponsored by Nolands SA.
 
In addition to the usual routine that run most holidays, last week the Hout Bay United Football Community (HBUFC) boys aged u10 – u13 took part in a  invited to partake in a week-long life skills development project run by the 1Million Strong Breakthrough programme during the school holidays.
 
Each morning the boys would join in on group sessions and activities facilitated by 1Million Strong that focused on key aspects of personal development, including but not limited to preparing for their futures, alternative careers with in the industry they would all like to work in, building positive bonds with peers and being better aware of their surroundings. 

After the morning lessons were completed, the boys were able to break for a nutritional meal before heading onto the field for the football skills-development portion of the camp.
 
Despite the freezing weather, the boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot in the process, both from a life skills and football sense.
 
“HBUFC would like to extend a huge thank you to both Paul Jones of the 1 Million Strong breakthrough program and the Nolands Foundation for their support and partnership through this camp and we look forward to many more partnerships to come” said  Alec Pooley, co-founder and HBUFC Junior Academy Head. 
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