Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Grunden Girls of Soweto and the kids

Leaders: Wire (camera lady), Madichaba, Tshepiso, Nthabiseng, Mathapelo, Steen and Mpho.

This was a day for the ladies. We played fun games, inabandy and netball for the day. We started at 11h00am-12h00pm in Moletsane sports complex. We (coaches) divided ourselves to two groups and we also divided the participants in equal two groups too.
One group would start by netball and the other with inabandy. We finished by joining the two groups for fun game of ''put a ball in the bin''.

The Grunden are not always mixed with normal people when doing activities but we did and they enjoyed. This was also a learning curve for both the challenged and the unchallenged people of Soweto.

Inabandy was a new sport for them and we had to tell them where it comes from. Of course its a Swedish floor ball game called Inabandy.

After our session, the Grundens asked us if it was possible for us to organize them a proper game with people with their same disability/challenge and help them to train properly.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Increasing knowledge in Blitz

On the 12th of june 2011 I went to Women's coaching, called stars in their eyes, held at town in Bramfontain. It was a week thing. That coaching course was conducted by Netherlands coaches and its certificate is accredited with Fifa and Safa as well.
The information to go there was told by Wire via Desiree Ellis a former national team captain,but she was not there. It was me Steen and Madichaba at that course and register there as Blitz members.
Tshepiso Masenamela

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Soweto Grunden Bois played a Zola team

The first fun game.
Another fun game.
Warming up with Tshepiso before the football game.
The Soweto Grunden Football team.
Parents watching the games.

Today Blitz had games for the mentally and physically challenged people. One team was our Grunden of Soweto and the opponents were a team from Zola.

The plan was to play two sporting codes, namely football (7 vs 7)for boys and netball for girls.
The boys played a 15 minutes per half game where we (Grundens) won the game by 7-5.
But a game for girls did not happen because the Zola team did not come with them due to weather.
Since we at Blitz have an experience of making people have fun and we don't discriminate we organized a fun game where all the participants played a fun game.
They played a 3-triaangle point game. It was fun. The girls used hands (throwing) and the boys kicked the ball.
The Grundens were 12 (8 boys and 4 ladies) + 3 teacher/parents.
Zola team were 7 boys only.
All they were 19 participants and 3 teachers/Parents.
Duration of the games was 1 hour.
Both the teams requested us to continue to be part of them and help them to make and run their sports since they enjoyed time spent with us.
Blitz Academy of Sport cares for every human being whether they are disabled or orphans.

Blitz Members
Aretha 'Wire' Tshabalala, Tshepiso Masenamela and Mahlatsi.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blitz with Soweto Grunden Bois

The Grunden at school and in the field.

At 10h30am I (Wire) went to the school where the Grunden's of Soweto study and do hand work to collect them.
From the school to the field it only takes five (5) minutes.
We played fun games using handball balls from 11h00 am. They were 15 participants in all. Amongst they were 7 ladies and 8 men.
The games played for 50 minutes.
When time was up they wanted to continue to play and they wanted to play (steal the bip) that they were shown by Annika and Karl.
We played until 12h15 pm

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Time to prepare next schoolprogram

The ladies were in our Women leader sports Training and they all got Certificates for finishing the training.
These ladies are from all from Soweto and they played sports. But now some can't play due to injuries and no stable leagues to participate in. Blitz has given them a chance to participate in sport again by teaching young women in Soweto that sport is the way of living positively.
They will be planning and running the school program that will run until the schools second term ends in June.
Mathapelo Mmusi-volleyball
Jane Majola- Handball
Nthabiseng Molefi-netball
Audrey Mazei-Basketball
Penelope Matlomabe-Football
Zintathu Modlankomo-football
Madichaba Moeketsi-football/Netball
Itumeleng Kau-Fun games
Mpho Maleho- Volleyball