Heideveld Female Football Academy hosted a season launch to present their new Sasol Women’s League kit and their Vision 2025 campaign.
When it comes to football, Athlone is well known as one of the communities which has developed some of the country’s finest talent, on and off the field.
To prolong this historic footballing culture, Heideveld Female Football Academy, launched in 2010, has been at the forefront of creating women football role models in the community.
Ahead of their Sasol Women’s League season starter against Cape Town Roses, at NY49 sports complex, on Saturday June 19, Heideveld hosted a season launch to showcase their latest warm-up kit, training kit and playing kits, at the Silvertown Community Centre.
Present at last Saturday’s launch were a number of community members, as well as Safa Western Cape president, Gerald Don, Safa Cape Town president, Bennet Bailey and ward councillor, Anthony Moses.
Heideveld’s chairman, Yushrie Solomons also outlined their Vision 2025 campaign, which is aimed at developing women footballers, officials and role models; ensuring they have proper playing fields with changing rooms, and contributing to the social development of young leaders through sport in Athlone.
“We achieved our goal, we presented our intentions and vision to the relevant stakeholders. Both Safa Cape Town and Safa WC presidents responded positively to the presentation. And both highlighted their admiration for the Academy in taking the lead to move women’s football to the next (level),” said Solomons.
Mr Moses said they were planning to create an all inclusive women’s football tournament, officiated by women, in the near future, in the area.
Mr Bailey said the vision would facilitate the process of “organic growth” within women’s football in the country.