Category: South Africa 143 posts found


Finding Courage Through Skillz

March 12, 2010

Grassroot Soccer continues to make an impact on the lives of the youth who participate in our programs.  The following story from Skillz… Read More

IMF Managing Director Calls GRS “Inspirational”

March 12, 2010

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, made time during a whirlwind trip to South Africa to visit  Grassroot… Read More

Master Coach Titie Plaatjie Features In New Book “Eleven”

March 5, 2010

Nolusindiso ‘Titie’ Plaatjie, of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, has recently been featured in the book ELEVEN: Making Lives Better, 11 Stories of Development… Read More

GRS Coach Lunga Sidzumo Wins Mac Aids Fellowship

March 1, 2010

Lunga Sidzumo , co-founder of Ragball International, poses with a handmade ragball. As a young leader in the fight against HIV and AIDS, Grassroot… Read More

The Revolution’s Chris Tierney Spends His Off-Season With GRS

February 17, 2010

Chris Tierney is in his third year playing left midfield for the New England Revolution. Chris Tierney, a wide left midfielder for the New… Read More

Football For Hope Centre Opens Its Doors To Khayelitsha And The World

December 8, 2009

FIFA president Joseph Blatter gives the final speech during the opening ceremonies. On Saturday, December 5, a day after the 2010… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Gives HIV the Red Card

December 8, 2009

With the eyes of the global soccer community fixed on Khayelitsha, South Africa, the December 5 Football for Hope Centre… Read More

Castrol Supports 8 Skillz Holiday Programs in South Africa

October 26, 2009

The following is a press release from Castrol highlighting Skillz Holiday Programs funded by Castrol in October 2009… Read More

Kimberley Dribble-A-Thon 2009

October 23, 2009

Kristen Fladseth, Anna Barrett, and Peter Glidden pose with local Galeshewe children during the 2009 Galeshewe Dribble-A-Thon. In early September, GRS… Read More

Progress Continues On The Football For Hope Centre in Khayelitsha

October 13, 2009

The ‘Football For Hope’ Centre in the South African township of Khayelitsha is under construction and making big strides towards completion. Read More