SAB League kicks off

13 Nov 13

EDCP-ProjectPromote_1The 2013/2014 season of the SAB League kicked off recently with a series of Kit Handover Ceremonies around the country in which teams were presented with brightly coloured kits.

The recipients thus far have included 55 teams in Gauteng, 300 in KZN and 78 in the Eastern Cape.  The Kit Handover forms an important part of the SAB’s continuous development of the League as this enables the teams to have a professional look, improves their level of confidences and most importantly enhances the of visibility to soccer development at community level.

The SAB League is the largest SAFA football and development league in South Africa which aims to identify and nurture young sporting talent at grassroots level, offering the opportunity for them to move through the ranks of SA football. 2 SAB League teams that make it to the finals, out of the 1 350 competing in the league, will be promoted to the SAFA second division league.

“Development has long been a key element of SAB’s football sponsorship. At the heart of this

EDCP-ProjectPromote_2commitment is the company’s 13 year-long investment in the country’s largest grassroots league playing host to over 30 000 players. The SAB League aims to continue playing a critical role in developing SA’s future football stars and the sport at grassroots level, ” said SAB’s National Corporate Social Investment Specialist, Sylvester Ndaba.

“SAB is passionate about serving communities and the youth that are the building blocks of those communities.  We are unique position of being able to use football players to drive responsible messaging amongst their peers and in their communities, thereby helping to fight alcohol abuse in the hearts and minds of this most vulnerable, ” said Ndaba.

 

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