Monday, 10 November 2014

Time For Volleyball - UBUNTU Community Projects Keep Rolling Out In Waterval Boven

This weekend we shifted out attention to uplifting the game of Volleyball in Waterval Boven - the home of UBUNTU. Coach Amos Mashaba assembled the two teams that practice regularly and they entertained the people with a full 5-set game series after which the winning team won R750. Each team received a new ball and we planted the seeds of volleyball as being a sport in which many members of the community can participate to build the community spirit and unity. There was a DJ who played great music and created a truly wonderful atmosphere, very different from a soccer game - the people had a great festive time. Upgrading the volleyball facilities and creating a second court now becomes a priority. Next - we move to basketball and netball while the UBUNTU Community centre approaches launch and a grand opening event in the hall with a concert of local musical talent PLUS a theatrical Nativity Play which is being rehearsed in the primary school and will involve around 500 students between ages 6 and 13. Please make donations to the continuing UBUNTU Community projects on our website - by becoming a regular contributor with a small monthly contribution which will allow us to keep these initiatives going while we become self sustainable.
Coach Amos Mashaba examines the new balls and gives me a rundown of the day's planned activity

Michael is not only one of the volleyball players but the coach for the basketball team who will be getting active as soon as we have made the basketball court usable - it is completely vandalised without baskets or even the poles to hold them up

Some of the action - I was pleasantly surprised at the skills of the players

preparing for a spike

The coach is ready to serve

The score keeper basking in the summer sun and having a great time

Pep-talk during the break

The victory chant

The ball boys stole my heart

Arriving at the court - preparing to warm up for the game before the people arrive