Kraaifontein Titans Sports Club: Shaping Children into Exceptional Athletes
The Kraaifontein Titans Sports Club is a non-profit organization that offers professional sports training to children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Kraaifontein, Western Cape.
The club was established in 2021 by five primary school coaches who have undergone professional training through various sporting federations as part of government-led initiatives for athletic development.
The club provides training in different sports depending on the season. From October to March, they focus on softball, while netball training takes place from April to September.
coaches aim to help children reach their full potential unhindered by their circumstances and lack of resources.
Overcoming Challenges to Provide Children with Access to Sports
One of the challenges for the club is that they have to pay fees to access the training facility. However, their financial struggles do not deter them.
They negotiate with the City of Cape Town to access the paid training facility and also ask for contributions from parents as well as using their own financial resources as coaches.
Using Sports to Help Children Avoid Negative Influences
The coaches believe that sport has a positive impact on children and can help them stay away from negative influences.
They have seen the benefits of sport firsthand, as it has helped children in Kraaifontein to improve their school performance and avoid crime, drugs, teenage pregnancy, and violence.
The Kraaifontein Titans Sports Club is a valuable asset to the community and is helping to shape children into exceptional athletes. The club’s dedication to providing children with access to sports is truly inspiring.