SPORT

PE boy makes it on the American soccer scene

Twenty-year-old Kirk de Boer grew up in PE and is now playing football in Atlanta, USA. GroundUp spoke to him about his soccer career and how he started playing for Southern Poly.

Margo Fortune - 6 February 2013

From the streets of Khayelitsha to the Cape Town All Stars

GroundUp speaks to Cape Town All Stars 23 year old attacking midfielder Bongolwethu Ncusana about how he started playing football and what his aspirations are.

Margo Fortune - 30 January 2013

Your views on Bafana Bafana’s performance

We asked people for their views on Bafana Bafana's performance after the dull 0-0 draw against Cape Verde. Some of the responses were unprintable! But here are a few of the more polite ones.

Margo Fortune - 23 January 2013

Hockey coach Gloria

Gloria Nobuntu Baartman is a simple girl with the dream of watching kids in her community grow to love hockey. They will not regret the the co-operative spirit and physical expression they learn to enjoy. It is truly passion for her community and her love of sport that drives this inspirational woman.

Mihle Pike - 23 January 2013

Milano’s promsing new midfielder

Ganief Stellenboom is a 20 year-old striker from Salt River who has just moved from Blackpool in Salt River to Milano United in Grassy Park.

Margo Fortune - 16 January 2013

Nedbank Cup fever!

The Nedbank Cup is the current name of South Africa's premier club football knockout tournament. While many formats have been used over the years, the tournament has always been based on the idea of giving lower league and amateur teams a chance to compete with clubs from the top league.

Margo Fortune - 16 January 2013

GroundUp speaks to FC Cape Town’s Jason Dickson

19 year old Jason Dickson speaks to GroundUp about life as a football player.

Margo Fortune - 19 December 2012

Brad Wexler talks about sacrifice and the ups and downs of making it in the football world

Brad Wexler is a 19 year-old midfielder who is turning professional.

Margo Fortune - 12 December 2012

Gugulethu’s campaign for a healthy lifestyle

Gugulethu Square was abuzz on Saturday as almost 1,000 people showed up at the launch of the Siyagyma-SA campaign.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 12 December 2012

Lakey enjoys playing for cup winning Bloemfontein Celtic

Bloemfontein Celtic won the Telkom Knockout for the first time on Saturday when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0. GroundUp interviewed Celtic's 21-year old left wing from Athlone, Lyle Lakey.

Margo Fortune - 5 December 2012

Lakay: “Never give up on your dream”

Anridge Junaid Lakay is 22 years old and plays centre mid-field for first division team Vasco Da Gama.

Margo Fortune - 28 November 2012

Becoming a good player doesn’t happen overnight

Isma-Eel Stanfield is only 20 and plays striker for Cape Town All Stars in the second division. On Sunday they beat FC Tygerberg and Isma-Eel scored two goals.

Margo Fortune - 21 November 2012

Khayelitsha chess stars selected to play for province

The future is looking bright for a group of Khayelitsha chess stars. They have been selected to play for the Western Province schools chess team.

Nokubonga Yawa - 14 November 2012

“Ajax has the best academy in the country”

Aviwe "Pro" Nyamende is a 20-year-old defender who plays for Ajax Cape Town's youth development team.

Margo Fortune - 4 November 2012

The challenges of being a goalkeeper

This week GroundUp interviewed Jayrad "Jimmy" Visagie, the 23-year old goalkeeper for the National First Division team Milano.

Margo Fortune - 24 October 2012

“Show coach you want to be in the first eleven but have patience”

GroundUp spoke to Niven Scott, a 20-year old central midfielder for Junction Rovers, a promising team in the SAB League.

Margo Fortune - 17 October 2012