The Gauteng Region sponsored the Bophelong Birds soccer team in Vanderbijlpark Bophelong township.

KBC came into contact with Richman Mbatha who is a security guard at Vanderbijlpark branch and he shared his story about a charity that he started which aims to keep the youth off the streets and get them to focus on getting fit and living a healthy lifestyle. Richman set up a soccer league which he spends two evenings a week training and coaching the youth and then every Saturday he arranges games at the soccer field in Bopehelong.

KBC Gauteng provided soccer kit for two teams. The Blue Team is between the ages of 9 – 12 years and the Red Team is between the ages of 15 – 18 years old. It was such an amazing experience to see the sense of pride they had when putting on the kit and for the first time looking like a real team!