Youngsters like these kids benefit from the tournament. Photo: TK Mashaba

Popular Danone Nations Cup


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Millions of kids worldwide have another opportunity to showcase their skills with registration for the popular Danone Nations Cup having recently opened.

The tournament is open to soccer players between the ages of 10 and 12.

As was the case in previous years, Benny’s Sports Development and Academy from Limpopo, which was the 2016 national champions, was expected to register for the 2018 leg of the Danone Nations Cup.

Danone Southern Africa communications manager, Chantel Ehlers, said in a statement the competition touched the lives of 2,3-million kids worldwide every year.

“Every year, through our competition, we touch the lives of over 2.3 million kids around the world, and since its inception in 2000, over 35 million kids have played in our competition, making it the biggest tournament of its kind in the world,” she said.

South African schools have managed to win the tournament three times, in the year 2003, 2007 and 2009.

“Schools use sports such as soccer to teach children how to think laterally; to solve problems; the importance of teamwork and trust; how to handle defeat and to bounce back and keep going with confidence,” Ehlers explained.

The preliminary stages of the Danone Nations Cup start at cluster level, through district, provincial and then national finals.

The winning team at national level qualifies for the international Danone Nations Cup, which was hosted by France last year.

3 months ago       26 January 2018