2 December 2008


The Maritzburg United U15 Team played two games against the Street Children at the Street Wise SA shelter in Marianhill on Saturday.

The exercise was part of the sports day that was coordinated by a Mr. Felix Mngadi who is an outreach worker at the shelter.

Uniteds Head of Development, Katz Naidoo said it was important to participate in such exercises with an organization like Street-Wise South Africa which is an empowerment protection and community reconciliation for street children in South Africa.

When Felix contacted us to visit the shelter and play friendly games we obliged, these are the types of exercises that addresses the club’ social responsibilities.

As a professional outfit in the Province and an established Football Development Wing it was our responsibility to assist with football exercises when called upon.

Dumisani Hlope, Coach of the U15 squad said they won both the games 3-1 and 4-0 respectively and the United lads thoroughly enjoyed the day at the shelter.

More importantly our players had an insight of the plight of these youngsters who have chosen to leave home. Friendship bonds were strengthened and a mutual respect for each other fostered.

The United U15 squad pictured with the volunteers Jonathan Maier and Rebecca Ahlbrecht (left) and Coach Holpe (orange top) and Jas Westfahl at the Street-Wise SA shelter in Marianhill.

The first team of Street-Wise SA.

Street-Wise “B” team.

Action from one of the games.