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Khayelitsha Fire Fighters Football Club

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Fire Fighters Football Club was established in 1998 in Khayelitsha, the biggest black township in Cape Town with a population of close to 800,000 people. With 80 players, the club is located in an area highlighted by poverty and high levels of unemployment with very minimal sport and recreation infrastructure. Due to a lack of the latter the youth in the area are vulnerable to gangsterism and drug abuse and therefore largely at risk. The Fire Fighters Football Club was therefore started to begin to address these issues in the community. The club is unfortunately fighting against great odds, for example, it does not have an adequate training facility, it lacks sufficient equipment for it's player, and it doesn't have money to pay for tournament registration and transportation.

Therefore, our goal is to fundraise as much money as we possibly can to support this club. The money will go towards:
-New uniforms, including socks, shorts, and jerseys. The old ones would be donated locally.
-New cleats. The boys all share cleats and often times are forced to wear the wrong size.
-New shin guards.
-Tournament registrations fees
-Transportation to and from tournaments, which can be as much as $250 depending on location and number of teams playing.
-Food for tournament days. If food isn't provided, the players typically go the entire day of playing games without eating or drinking.

We are also constantly looking for long-term support for the team. If you, or someone you know, would like to form a relationship with the Fire Fighters, please reach out to us!

To read more about the team, refer to this blog post from University of Connecticut student who has been working with them for the past few months.



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