StreetWise Sport Association has an active soccer program called StreetWise Soccer and it involves engaging street youth in Cape Town with soccer and life skill activities. StreetWise Soccer have two active programs running namely, StreetWise Soccer League Program and StreetWise Coaching Development Program.

StreetWise Soccer League Program is the first step for homeless persons to take part in soccer activities, as anyone who has a desire to play soccer is welcome in the program irrespective of their discipline levels and attitudes. The targeted players are from various shelters, soup kitchen and institutions dealing with the plight of the homeless.

The StreetWise Coaching Development Program was developed to assist youth that were identified from the StreetWise Soccer League program, to take the game of soccer a step further.

The program comprises of basic soccer coaching and life skill development. This is done in the form of monthly workshops whereby each team will have their team leaders taking part in the basic soccer coaching and life skill sessions.



Nicky's dream for 2014

Nicky is one of our young girls who will be benefiting from our funding partner Skillshare/HSBC 's Learnership Fund which is aimed at assisting Streetwise Sports staff and young leaders with educational opportunities. We will be doing an in - depth interview with Nicky, who is from
Bo -Kaap's "Kraal" informal settlement.  Nicky was doing her Matric in 2013,we will uncover her challenges and plans for 2014 soon for the blog.
Graduation Day (Matric)

View from the Kraal


June 18th , 2013

Streetwise Sport Youth Day Soccer Event

Youth Day in South Africa is in memory of the The Soweto Uprising, also known as June 16,  a series of protests led by high school students in South Africa  that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. Students from numerous Sowetan schools began to protest in the streets of  Soweto in response to the introduction of  Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools.An estimated 20,000 students took part in the protests. The number of people who died is usually given as 176, with estimates of up to 700. June 16 is now a public holiday, in South Africa, in remembrance of the events of 1976.

Fast forward to 2013, and the youth that we work with at Streetwise Sport face so many different challenges in the form of homelessness, unemployment, substance abuse and hopelessness.

All problems were set aside on the day of our league ending final day of street soccer at the Grand Parade in Cape Town. Well done to all our teams and players for the effort given on the day. Well done to the victorious Bo - Kaap team who won the final to take the cup. See u guys next season!



Last sunday we continued our soccer-tournament at the Grand Parade. We hade a great day in the sun with very good work from the players at the soccerpitch.

This i the score so far in the tournament.

1. BO KAAP : P 13, W 9, L 3, D1, Points 32

2. ALL STAR: P 13, W 8, L 4, D 1, Points 30

3. GOLDEN STARS : P 12, W 6, L6,D0,Points 24

4. SIMBA FC : P 12,W6,L6,D0, Points 24

5. MIND SQUAD: P 12,W 3, L 8,D1,Points 19

... 6.WAHUNI FC : P5,W0,L4,D1,Points 6



Freedom Guys

A big thank to Freedom Guys for giving us a great show at Grand Parade two weeks ago during the soccer tournament. You guys rock!



Yesterdays training

Yesterday we had trainingsession at waterfront with the players who are gonna play in a five a side league on wednesday. All the players were exited and dedicated for the game.


16th April,2013

Well done to our junior and youth player for the month, Yagya Horlicks (10) and Siphosethu (19) for there hard work and dedication. Good luck for the rest of the season.From the Streetwise Sports Team.


Today we were on Grand Parade, down town, for our weekly soccer mini-tournament with some kids from Bo Kaap. Kids and young adults came from all over the town to play with us there, like every sunday afternoon. Today we announces The player of the month; one among the kids and one among the young adults. They were chosen because they were the most diciplined ones, and because they showed alot of teamspirit! We have had an amazing day today!