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Here is another update from our partner Solid Rock in South Africa:

The core team of Solid Rock will be coaching 150 kids weekly in 2016.

We will be supporting our community coaches (90) with visits, clinics, tournaments, technical training and whole life coaching. They will be coaching weekly 1200 players in 5 different areas. We will be developing soccer, rugby, and netball from this year on.

Thank you for supporting us it makes a big difference!!

Solid Rock Ball Project soccer goal in South Africa

As always, Ball Project is thankful for our partners working in communities to help kids play!

This is a recent update from one of our Ball Project partners in South Africa. They supply balls to Devon Valley Primary School.

Devon Valley Primary School Teams

Devon Valley Primary School rugby team

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I am from the farmers union and am assisting our head master and head coach with the coaching structures.

Devon Valley Primary is a non paying community school. Our kids do not actively compete against other schools in most of our sports we offer due to our size in numbers and participation.

Our coach is an sport science student with a passion for sport & kids. I have taken the project on to assist with the the structuring and as a direct involvement from the farming community.

The Ball Project assisted us with the sponsoring of balls for our soccer, rugby and netball. From a coaching perspective have this given us the opportunity to broaden our coaching to teaching drills and not only play as we did with the limited equipment.

We practice on Tuesday afternoons between 14:00 and 15:00. Last year we practiced on Thursdays as well.

Devon Valley Sport Project has almost been running for a year. Since we received the balls we have been able to put in greater structure and incorporate more sufficient training drills with an abundance of equipment.

Over this past year the struggle of discipline has improved, where the children started to realize we are serious about training them by bringing proper equipment and teaching them to look after it.

There has been a great improvement in all 3 sports, netball, rugby and soccer. The main things that stands out is the increase of rugby players. We started only with 3-6; we have over 16-20 children participating now. The Netball also had a great improvement: the young ladies are becoming more serious and disciplined and starting to look like a team.

I know we are having a positive effect with what we are doing, the kids are always excited to see us and when I go to visit on non training days they come running asking if they are training today.

With many thanks and a grateful heart.

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Thanks to our partners & donors for helping kids by helping kids play.

Devon Valley Primary School Teams

Devon Valley Primary School Teams

Devon Valley Primary School Teams

Devon Valley Primary School netball team

little kids with lots of balls

little kids with lots of balls

little kid with netball

little kid with netball

little kids with rugby balls

little kids with rugby balls

Thanks for helping kids by helping kids play.

 

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