Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
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
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.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
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.
Aretha 'Wire' Tshabalala, Tshepiso Masenamela and Mahlatsi.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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
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.
Jane Majola- Handball
Itumeleng Kau-Fun games
Mpho Maleho- Volleyball
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Attended by Wire, Tshepiso, Jimmy and Mantombi.
The board decided that the trained ladies must start the school program as soon as the second or third week of May.
We also decided to go to schools this week (3–5 may) to give them consent forms.
Today, the 4th May, we are going to have a meeting with the ladies so that they be informed fully about the school program when they will start with it.
Friday, April 15, 2011
I would like to thank you for your support on this journey of uplifting women in Soweto. This is only a start and a journey to take . Women are a special human beings and it takes a great man to see that and you have seen it. There are things you do in life that makes you feel good even if you are not gaining any cent but makes you feel good in your Soul. "This is it for me"
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Venue : Moletsane Sport Complex
The Games are for the Elderly people in Soweto.
The Games are Organized by Tshepiso (board member of Blitz) assisted by Blitz members Wire, Stapia and Paseka.
6 groups were invited from Naledi, Naledi ext 2, Moroka, Moletsane.and Tladi, Jabilani.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Name: Zintathu Steen
P.O.B: Dobsonville (Soweto)
Qualifications: Sports Management(Vaal University of Technology
Position at Blitz Academy of Sport: Sponsorship Management officer
Being chosen as a Sponsorship Management officer will help me learn / grow within the Sponsorship Management/Marketing and Sponsorship sector . I hope I will contribute positively to the Academy and also learn at the same time.
I'm glad and appreciate the opportunity given to me by the Blitz members.
I played football for Soweto Ladies Football Club where I had an opportunity to play in Gothia Cup (Sweden), Dana Cup (Denmark) and one cup in Norway.
I was looking upon players like Wire, Khabo Zitha as role models on a sporting facinity and now I'm working with Wire at Blitz.
I'm still in football by heart and I got injured recently on my knee.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
My name is Madichaba Moeketsi, I stay in Moletsane 1394 Tlale str in Soweto. I'm a board member of Blitz Academy of Sports and my portfolio is Social Cohesion.
Blitz is an Organization at the same time an Academy of Sport. It has its own Motto, Aims and Objectives.
To be in a board is one big challenge for me personally and to be in the board is a learning experience. I want to learn different sporting codes since Blitz has a platform for us to learn.
I love community upliftment expecially since I live in this community I'm serving and I know what are the dangers that youth live under.
I have learnt a lot at Blitz things like how to take care of kids and how to approach the Hiv/Aids topic.
The Grudens of Soweto
I think its a good thing for Blitz members to accomodate the disable people in our Organazation. I also feel that they have a right to learn things that normal people as they do and I feel there must be more time when it comes to their training.
My goal at Blitz is I just want to see Blitz have its own sponsors, capital and be able to create jobs for people who are volunteering. I also want to thank Blitz for giving me a chance to work with Kids.
All in all I love what I do here at Blitz.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I am Mpho Stapia Mokoena – 32 years old.
General Secretary of Blitz Academy of Sports.
My responsibilities are organizing meetings of the Board and other stake holders. I'm also work at the Gauteng Sports, Arts and Culture in the local Government through the education I got from Blitz.
The challenges that I get from work (sports, arts and culture) are the very same that I got from Blitz and therefore it makes the job easier.
My wish is to see Blitz going nation wide e.g Cape town, Mpumalanga or any other Province.
The Aims and Visions of Blitz are the same as mine so I am at a right place at Blitz.
Events that are at Blitz are (1) School program, (2)Soweto Football Festival, (3) Kick-off and (4) Camps for Education.
The Education that we get from Blitz we use it to tackle social ills like the Hiv/Aids stigma, kids/women abuse and Disabilities.
The best part about being part of Blitz is that each and every little thing that you contribute it is taken to consideration.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
The school program is continuing with its third week. Here you see the school Lumelang playing basketball.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Hello my name is Thabiso Masilo I am the chairman of Blitz. I am 38 years old and love sport. I work for the Department of Sport and Recreation in the province of Gauteng.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
The time has come to let the readers of this blog learn to know the eight members that were elected to the new Blitz Academy board.
We start with one of the veterans:
Tshepiso Masenamela - 28 years old
Member of Blitz Academy of Sports
Education Officer on the Blitz Board
I'm currently employed by the Department of Sport, Arts and
Recreation (provincial government. My position is sports development
I'm responsible for educating leaders on how to plan, conduct and introduce Blitz way of training.
Programs that we have are Soweto football festival, kick-off, school program
The Aim of this
Is to make sure that kids are educated through sports and it is ideal that
they will be using in future to teach other generation to come.
I will not have had a job if I didn't get the Swedish Sports education through Blitz. So this is the stage were I can plough back to the community.
Is to see the community at large been educated about social ills, to handle pressure, teaching about Hiv/Aids through sports and taking care of the Disabled people.
To decrease the level of illiteracy through sports and other ways of education.
To see Soweto take part in Blitz activities. Having our (Blitz) own building where kids will be leaving and learn sport.
In education we can talk to Universities to sponsor top athletes to pursue their dream of
To see Elder residence being trained and made to be active.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Yesterday (Tuesday) the schoolprogram started again.
Kids and leaders were so happy with trying different sporting codes.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
To help out in the office, to be inspired and inspire.
"So far its been really great, Victor says. It´s great to see the passion and the clear aim to help kids to stay of the streets and give them meaning and rolemodels through sports".
Victor is a former IF Väster-player, who is now goalkeeper and chairman in FC Fiskebäck (also in Gothenburg).
Victor has also already had some goalkeeper educations and will continue with that.
In this photo the Öhrvall-couple is outside the Blitz-office in Entokozweni.
They are right now, together with Wire, planning a women leadership project/program.
The ideas are becoming reality.
Hopefully we will see the starting camp with 20 women in April.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
They are, as seen in this photo, from left to right with their responsibilities in the board:
Zinthathu Steen Modlankomo - Sponsorship/fund raiser
Madichaba Moeketsi - Social Cohesion
Tshepiso Masenamela - Education
Aretha Wire Tshabalala – office manager
Thabiso Masilo - Chairperson
Jimmy Mokoena - Public Relation Officer
Mantombi Siphelo - Events Organizer
Mpho Stapia Mokoena - General Secretary
The coming weeks we will present them, one by one.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Blitz Academy in Soweto and IF Väster in Gothenburg, Sweden, have been co-operating for five years.
While Blitz after six years i still a new organisation, IF Väster has experience since 1973 of taking care of kids through sports.
We started the sixth year of co-operation in January in Soweto with a course in how to run a club.
There was a mixture of new and old faces among the participants.
Among the new ones were IF Väster´s chairman Kent Karlsson and Marita Schwartz, also from Sweden, that visited South Africa for the first time.
During this year we are working for the growth of Blitz as an important player in the society of Soweto.
about how to prevent themselves from getting hiv.
Blitz is working now and how she hopes that Blitz will develop.