Weekend Witness - - Ar Ts -

CHEVRO­LET Ut e F orce and Dr eam­fields r olled out their int er-school soc­cer l eague t o 18 pri­mary s chools in KZN’s Umkhanyakude Dis­trict this week.

The impo ver­ished f arm­ing com­mu­nity sit­uat ed in the P on­gola area, north­ern KZN, was home to the fi­nal 201 4 Ut e F orce pr oject, with In­jula P ri­mary School ho sting the day’s f es­tiv­i­ties.

Chevro­let br and manag er Tim Hen­don said foot­ball helped to de­velop young tal­ent, kept chil­dren off the street and tr an­scended all cul tures, gen­ders and age groups. “To this end we have re­vi­talised soc­cer pitches to en­able play, do­nated close to 60 000 One World F ut­bols, the ne arly inde - structible ul­tra durable ball, and pr ovided soc­cer equip­ment to schools in needy c om­mu­ni­ties,” said Hen­don.

The 18 pri­mary s chools par­tic­i­pat­ing in this week’s pro­gramme will like­wise r eceive Dr eamSeed Kit s that con­tain equip­ment, prac­tice bibs and soc­cer b alls. The pr oject als o tr ains lo­cal coaches to make the league self­sus­tain­able.

— Wheels R eporter.

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