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THE PS4L PHILOSOPHY

We believe in the implicit value of sports in promoting community development. Our organization is built around this philosophy, which is embedded in the code of ethics that is actively exercised by our staff and coaches.

PS4L is part of a global movement that sees sport as far more than simply a pastime, form of entertainment or a game. Sports can be utilized as a life tool capable of impacting in the most positive light.

All PS4L programs/classes are structured and conducted with the purpose of developing integrity, teaching life skills, and playing for the love of the game.

Sports bring people and communities together, highlights commonalities, and bridges cultural and ethnic divides. The fundamental elements of sports make it a highly effective tool for individual and community development.

Promoting health and well-being; reduces the risk of various diseases; generates social upliftment  supports educational advancement, teaches life skills such as HIV/AIDs awareness, and drug prevention.

Sports are especially vital for children and young adults, particularly in supporting the development of their physical and mental health, building beneficial social connections, and providing them with an opportunity to have genuine enjoyment. It also offers a healthier alternative to  destructive activities, such as drug abuse and crime that plague their communities. Additionally, there is evidence of a positive correlation between sports participation and improved academic performance.

The South African story is a troubled one. Many of the divisions created in the past are still prevalent in tensions of today.

The ability sport possesses to bridge divides and promote tolerance between people makes it a vital tool for healing and influencing social change.

PS4L structures all programs to encourage and reiterate the positive changes occur, through sports participation. Our staff and coaches are well equipped with the skills and mindset to promote the vision of PS4L.

We hope this, in turn, equips our disadvantaged to have the skills and mindset to succeed in life.

Read about how we got started here:

Our Directors

Our Team that works behind the scenes

Donovan Brinders

Donovan served articles of clerkship with a firm of auditors, now known as Horwaths, and was an audit manager at the firm from 1985 to 1991.

Miles October Founder

Miles has been an active sportsperson since his childhood days. He has played football for Norway Parks and baseball for Maitland Giants, both well-known clubs in the KFM area. He is also an avid squash player and has recently started playing golf as well.

Rugaya Mammon

Gaya completed a Diploma in Business & Financial Administration and Management. She currently works for Parker & Khan Incorporated, Attorneys and Conveyancers, as a practice manager.

Dakalo Mboyi

Dakolo hails from Nzhelele in Limpopo. By his own admission, he was never academically strong. It was sports that kept him interested in school and helped him focus enough to do relatively well.

Linda Diedericks

Linda currently works at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands as a Senior Policy Officer Political Affairs.

Clive Kriel

Clive recently retired from Engen Petroleum after a successful career in marketing spanning almost 40 years.

Gail Reid

Although Gail obtained her HDE-Commerce from UCT, it was always the school of life that informed her.  She loved the lessons she learnt from her part-time work while studying. Her entrepreneurial spirit took off in the ‘90s and led her into the office automation industry. She opened her own company in 1997 and later opened

PS4L OBJECTIVES

Getting disadvantaged youth off the streets and into a safe environment where they can play, have fun and learn basic values such as teamwork and respect.

Using the sporting environment to educate children in our community about dealing with everyday dangers such as substance abuse, gangsterism, domestic violence and having unprotected sex.

Providing employment opportunities for individuals to give back to their community through a sports medium as well as imparting valuable life skills through workshops and talks.

Encouraging and developing individuals to serve as role models for our community.

Encouraging more girls and women in the community to participate in sport.

PS4L

PS4L works to get people off the streets and provide them with athletic opportunities on the sports field, while educating and providing them with invaluable life skills in the process.

Our Partners

Without our valuable partners we cannot achieve our goals

Help us make a better world for our children

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