Covid Corners Future Footballers

Fundraising campaign by Marinus De Villiers
  • ZAR5,550.00
    raised of R55,000.00 goal goal
10% Funded
11 Donors

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Hi. I am Kevin Marshall. I am the u16 coach at One10Sport Football Academy, Cape Town, South Africa.

If you cannot afford to support this campaign please spread the news everywhere you can: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, word of mouth. It all helps

We have talented footballers who have a real chance at a professional career who may have to drop out of the One10Sport Academy because they are unable to pay training fees. One10Sport has fantastic facilities, great equipment and UEFA trained coaches (through the Scottish Football Association).

I am the coach for the u16 team. These are my players. Since they have been in my care they have shown drive, heart and dedication and their improvements have been incredible. They believe in themselves and they believe in hard work.

Covid has hit some families really hard, especially those who were already on a tight budget. Kids from these families need opportunities the most here in South Africa, one of the world's most unequal countries, where youth unemployment (15-25) sits at around 50% and has, reportedly, spiked to over 70% during Covid.

The Academy has allowed some of these young footballers to run up debt. The total is just under R50,000. The Academy has expenses and cannot afford for this to continue. Attempts at sponsorship during Covid have, thus far, been unsuccessful. One10Sport Academy faces having to drop promising young players from less privileged backgrounds and replace them with players who can afford the fees. No-one wants this.

A career in South Africa's Premier Soccer League or beyond is an amazing prospect. Please help them achieve it.

THE APPEAL

Any amount will help.

Using Paypal this funding platform takes 4% and then payment processing fees are 2.9% making 6.9% as well as a +$0.30 per transaction. (as of 11/08/2021 paypal is not yet activated)

Using Debit or Credit cards this site takes a total of 8% from anywhere in the world. So we will need to raise around R55,000.

If 535 people give R100 this crisis is averted for now. If you can afford more, please give. If you can afford just R20, please do so.

As I write this on 11/08/21 R100 is $6.76 , €5.76, £4.88. a little can go a long way.

BEYOND R50,000

We will continue to collect beyond R50,000, this Covid crisis is not over, nor the economic crisis here in South Africa, more help may be needed.

CAN YOU AFFORD TO SPONSOR A PLAYER?

Training fees at One10Sport are R1650 per term (approx $115 , €100, £80), 4 terms a year. If you, or you and some friends can afford to sponsor one of these players please get in contact directly with the club. Contact details are at https://www.one10sport.co.za/. Please mention the Covid Corners Future Footballers campaign.

Thank you for your time,

Kevin Marshall

Organizer

  • Marinus De Villiers
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 30, 2021
R100.00
  • Hannelie De Villiers
  • Donated on Aug 13, 2021
  • To invest in our youth, is to invest in the future of our Country

R1000.00
  • Garrett TARDREW
  • Donated on Aug 13, 2021
R1000.00

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Donors & Comments

11 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 30, 2021
R100.00
  • Hannelie De Villiers
  • Donated on Aug 13, 2021
  • To invest in our youth, is to invest in the future of our Country

R1000.00
  • Garrett TARDREW
  • Donated on Aug 13, 2021
R1000.00
R500.00
  • James Warner
  • Donated on Aug 12, 2021
R400.00
R50.00
  • Michael Allen
  • Donated on Aug 12, 2021
R700.00
R700.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 12, 2021
R500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 11, 2021
R500.00
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Followers

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ZAR5,550.00
raised of R55,000.00 goal
10% Funded
11 Donors

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