Street soccer players, B-Boys and graffiti artists will be taking over a secret location in Cape Town on the 5th of March of a raucous night of art, Hip-Hop and soccer hosted by Fives Street ambassadors Youngsta and Chad Saaiman. Now in its third year the event fuses soccer and street culture, bringing Capetonians an action packed mix of movement, music and spectacle.
“ISPS Handa, in collaboration with Fives Futbol, Black Wolf Agency, Red Bull, Happy Socks, PES2016, Zootee Studios, Shelflife and adidas, is proud to be part of an incredible event that brings soccer to the city in such a dynamic, culturally relevant way”, says Dr Haruhisa Handa, CEO of ISPS Handa (International Sports Promotion Society) – a non-profit organisation that aims to increase welfare through sport.“We’re delighted to have ISPS Handa on-board for what’s become a key street soccer event in South Africa”, says Adam Fine, Fives Futbol CEO, “Under the leadership of Dr Haruhisa Handa this organisation does incredible work in terms of uplifting South Africans through sport and cultural events”.
For the first time thirty-five 5v5 soccer teams will be competing in a Winners Stay On, one-goal-and-off Streetballer tournament in a steel cage that will act as the arena. Streetballer is fast, tactical and exciting football in an urban environment.
Another brand new feature this year is a competitive freestyle soccer battle; teams of two will challenge each other in a freestyle “volleyball” match up. The aim will be to keep the ball from bouncing. Additional points are scored when players use unique tricks and flares. The team with the most points will become the Orignal StreetStylers.
The night’s not only about soccer though; B-Boys from around Cape Town will be battling for the title of Street King under the watchful eye of Bboy The Curse who’ll be judging the competitors on their innovation, character and talent. The battle line-up consists of the Invites, Battle Cypher, Top 8, Seven2Smoke and the Street Kingz Final.
Fives Street ambassadors, Youngsta and Chad Saaiman will be back as MCs along with a number of Cape Town’s freshest hip-hop artists who’ll keep spectators bouncing while graffiti artists create an electric display street writing and painting. All pieces are completely unique and available to purchase in exchange for a charitable donation.
Fives Street 2016 promises to be a night filled with adrenalin, fun and great tunes with some of Cape Town’s coolest. Team spot tickets are R500 (with a maximum of five team members) while spectator tickets are selling for R30 per person. Visit www.fives-street.co.za for more information and get the details of the secret location via sms or email on the day.