Vibration equipment for soccer academy
A PROMISE made in August was recently filled when the Football for Life project at Mpukonyoni, north of Mtubatuba, took delivery of two Power Plate units to support the broad range sporting and lifestyle programme run by Swedish trainer, Anna Nyman.
The donation was part of the legacy programme that stemmed from the International Conference on Elite Sport held in Durban during August.
Global vibration technology leaders, Power Plate, undertook to donate state-of-the-art equipment to sport High Performance Centres in Mtubatuba and Newcastle.
Nyman, through the Football for Life programme, supports a large network of local youths with sweeping sport conditioning, lifestyle, empowerment, and wellness programmes.
‘The Power Plate is quite new to me and we are using the machine for injury prevention for the players, through warm up and core stability exercises.
‘The team is very excited to be using the machine and I am sure we will see the benefits of it in the not too distant future,’ said Nyman.
Power Plate representative Erica Minter said the legacy programme was a key component of reaching into disadvantaged communities in territories where advanced technology for elite sport development was not affordable or easily accessible.
‘We have a great partnership in place with the local government and the Prime Sport Development Trust to ensure that the machines are used optimally to help young athletes achieve their full potential,’ said Minter.
Football for Life Programme Manager Anna Nyman, Power Plate Representative Erica Minter, Competition Director at SAFA Nathi Mthethwa, Director of Prime HPI Brendon Goodenough, Councillor Bukhosini, Jay Mannikam, Technical Director in the region for SAFA Johnson Mpanza at the Power Plate Legacy handover at the Football for Life Academy in Mtubatuba