Empowering Youth through Sport

What We Do

Our mission is to create a safe, inspirational space where children belong and where they can be nurtured to create a winning spirit for life. The Youth Academy aims to provide the equal opportunity to learn and play by offering after school soccer practices and coaching from Monday to Friday and participation in local soccer games on Saturday and Sundays. We have a Girls Team too, but its our Africa’s Girl Child Initiative that mentors our girls through the S4L SQUAD – which empowers, gives a voice and collates data through an Inspired Movement programme.

Our Goals

In order to be able to remain a valuable organisation and to grow even more in the future, we have set several goals that we pursue to accomplish.

What we Stand For

Inspiring a winning culture for life

Play

Play

Nurture

Nurture

Dignity

Dignity

Leadership

Leadership

Africa’s Girl Child

Initiative to give girls in Africa a voice.

 

Meet Our Leadership Team

 

Mandla Tyobidyasi

Mandla Tyobidyasi

Co-founder & Coach

Mary-Ann Tyobidyasi

Mary-Ann Tyobidyasi

Board Member

Michelle Korevaar

Michelle Korevaar

Co-founder

Khaya Breakfast

Khaya Breakfast

Coach

We Need You

What Role can you Play?

Unfortunately providing soccer equipment is not enough to keep the dream alive, because the dream is not based on soccer. The dream is based on nurturing children on both the field and in their daily lives to eventually help them to make valuable and good life decisions in their future. Help to keep the dream alive!

Testimonials

‘The SPICE4LIFE Youth Academy has made huge impact on our community. Most of the kids all want to go and to play at the SPICE4LIFE Youth Academy.  I would love to see the Youth Academy grow’

Michael

Dunoon Local Football Association

‘The Spice4life Youth Academy  has become a cause dearest to my heart’

Emily Banya

CPUT Multi-Media student

“As I was working at Spice4Life myself I know how hardworking the team is. There was and still is so much effort spent in the Youth Academy so we can`t stop now! Those kids were born in a difficult environment with limited opportunities. I know that with a little help of us they can escape from their prediction and write their own life stories.”

Simona Kipfer

‘Adopted’ a child

Gallery

Take a look at our work and accomplishments

Sponsors

Who help us to keep the dream alive

                  

Blog: Stories to Tell

Read about the latest stories, interviews, the children and more

The u.16 youth cup returns this year

The u.16 youth cup returns this year, promising three days of action-packed soccer.   Hosted by Bayview FC, the competition will feature 32 teams in four groups playing for three trophies over the three days. It will be held at the Strandfontein sports complex....

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The Safa Cape Town Coca Cola Cup

The Safa Cape Town Coca Cola Cup competition were slowly approaching business end, and competition was beginning to heat up. Things were even hotter on July 10 – both in terms of the weather and the action on the field – as 64 teams, in the senior and...

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