[CAPTION] Pictured above are the proud winners of the Rock-A-Fella’s Football Club Tournament of Light (under 16), Fish Hoek AFC from Fish Hoek in Cape Town, after beating Rock-A-Fella’s FC in the finals on Sunday, 12 August 2018 at Rocklands Sports Complex in Mitchells Plain. They walk away with R 5 000.00, the trophy, and bragging rights as one of the best teams in Cape Town.

“Well done to Fish Hoek AFC for winning the Tournament,” says Ishaam Johnson, the Tournament Director and Senior Coach at Rock-A-Fella’s. “It was an exciting match and both teams played very well.”

32 teams from all across Cape Town participated in this, the fourth annual rendition of the Tournament of Light last week.

This tournament is bigger than soccer though: it is organised by Rock-A-Fella’s FC in Mitchells Plain, who uses the beautiful game to engage youth living in poverty and gang affected areas of Cape Town. Five of their Under 18 players are headed to the United Kingdom to participate in a soccer clinic, while another player has been signed by City of Cape Town.

“Many of these boys come from poverty, with little hope and few options, but they have so much talent,” says Johnson. “When we teach them football, we do it to provide positive role-models and an alternative to drugs and despondency. We see it making such a difference in their lives and the Tournament really makes a difference. We are grateful to sponsors like the Rotary Club of Claremont who help make it happen.”

For more information on Rotary Club of Claremont and the various community projects and initiatives they are involved with, please visit https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofClaremont/ or email ContactClaremont@rotary9350.co.za.