By Victor Angula |
The Mighty Sky Boys, an Ongwediva-based football club coached by a female young journalist, have the talent and potential so much so that for them only the sky is the limit.
Under the coaching of Maria David, an energetic journalist who has skills in the sport codes of netball and volleyball, this boys’ soccer team has been rejuvenated and it continues to grow in attracting young men from the settlements around Sky Location in Ongwediva.
“The team was started two years ago in my community, and I used to watch on the side-lines as the boys played for fun. Soon the team was disbanded. But then this year I decided to take matters into my own hands and call the boys together to form a team that is organised,” Maria says.
“I started coaching the boys, and so far we have 23 players. These guys are talented. We are in the process of registering for the third division league in Oshana.
“But for this to become a reality we need sponsorships.
“The aim of the Mighty Sky Boys Football Club is to nurture the talents of young boys from 16 to 35 years by giving them an opportunity to showcase their football talents and hopefully be discovered by big clubs in the country.
“These youngsters are from less privileged households. So that we need a club that can cater for the players’ basic needs, such as soccer boots, kits (player shorts, shirts and socks) and even funds to enable the team to travel for tournaments in other regions.”
The Mighty Sky Boys’ coach says that businesses which will sponsor the team will get a lot of benefits out of it.
“Your brand will be printed on the players’ kit and be seen by hundreds of people every weekend. The team will also do community promotions for your business. You can also see this as an opportunity to plough back to the community,” she says.
“We can also negotiate for other benefits which you may need as a sponsor.”
The sponsorships will also benefit this community club in sustaining it by paying for training pitches, match pitches, tournament entries, coaching training and other costs involved in the day to day running of community football.
The club can be reached at: email@example.com or 0816088330.
In the photo: Journalist and coach Maria David.