Saturday, March 26, 2011

Working with her role model

Name: Zintathu Steen
Surname: Mdlankomo
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

”I love what I do at Blitz”

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

Stapia in the board

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

Fun games and football

High game.
The Blitz-leaders show how to kick the ball.
Fun games, using balls and the bodies.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Kids from the schools

Team from Lumelang outside the Blitz office in Entokozweni.

Could handball be the sport of the future for these guys? Time will tell.

The school program is continuing with its third week. Here you see the school Lumelang playing basketball.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Chairperson

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.
I am employed as a Senior Activities Coordinator. I am fluent in Basketball, Volleyball Football, Gymnastics. JKA Karate.

In 1997 I had an opportunity to study Sport at the Gothenburg Folkhogskola in Sweden. This came about as a result of my involvement in Soweto Basketball League and I attended a course organised by the NSC (National Sport Counsel) and RF (Riksidrrttsforbundet) called South Africa sport for All.

It has been my mission since then to start an organisation that will work with development of sport in the townships of Soweto. In 2005 together with friends here and in Sweden we conceptualized Blitz as a Sport training and Development organisation.

My involvement with blitz makes me relies my hopes and dreams of taking care of kids in my community by giving the a chance to participate and contributing in uplift society.

It is also because I was given a chance by someone to get the knowledge that I have it is only proper to take it further with the hope that those that get the knowledge will pass it on

I am proud to see this organisation at its fifth years. Young People in Good Hands