On Saturday, 13th August, the next leg of the McDonald’s U/14 Schools League provincials will commence at the Embanehle Sasol Club in Secunda from 8am to 5pm.
Now in its 7th year, the McDonald’s U/14 Schools League will this year take place in a new format of soccer festivals where provincial teams will travel to selected provinces to play their finals. The action packed tournament will see Mpumalanga host the Limpopo where a total of nine schools will compete and only one talented team from each province will be crowned champions to represent their province at the national finals in Gauteng.
“The McDonald’s U/14 Schools League is aimed at developing dreams at grassroots level. We are excited about the soccer festivals as they will allow children to showcase their football talent amongst their peers” said McDonald’s South Africa Corporate Affairs Director, Sechaba Motsieloa.Last weekend, the local community of KwaZulu Natal and supporters of Free State schools celebrated alongside young footballers from John Dube High School in KwaZulu Natal and Grey College from Free State who were crowned provincial champions.
The soccer festivals will provide football lovers lots of entertainment from DJ Arch Junior, Ronald McDonald and other fun-filled activities including Jumping Castles, Face-Painting and much more.
“We encourage parents and the surrounding community to invite their friends and families to join the festivities and to also support the children showcase their football skills,” concludes Motsieloa.
List of Schools and Districts Playing:
|Ehlanzeni||Sibhulo Secondary||Ka Bokweni – 15km from White River|
|Gert Sibande||Masizakhe Secondary||Dreyten Kwa Zanele Township between Emerlo and Carolina|
|Nkangala||Buhlebuzile Senior Phase||Siyabuswa|
|Bohlabela||Daniye Primary||Thulamahashe / Nelspruit|
|Vhembe||Haggai Combined||Manini Village – Thohoyandu|
|Mopani||Hudson Ntsanwisi Secondary||Nkowankowa|
|Waterberg||Ditheku Primary||Lephalele Maropeng Ext 1|
McDonald’s U/14 Schools League Fixtures:
- Festival 2: Embanehle Sasol Club, Secunda
o MP hosting LIMP – 13 August 2016
- Festival 3: Alabama Stadium, Klerksdorp
o NW hosting GP – 20 August 2016
- Festival 4: Erica Park, Belhar
o WC hosting EC & NC – 10 September 2016
All festivals begin at 8:00am.