Last Saturday the Johannesburg Housing Company (JHC) through its subsidiary Makhulong A Matala hosted the annualTaffy Cup junior soccer tournament at the Brickfields North community centre in Hillbrow.
About 500 children and over 100 spectators attended the event.
JHC community development coordinator Patricia Msebele said the Taffy Cup tournament originated out of an inter-building youth soccer competition which was started in 2007.
“Tenants initiated this competition to pay tribute to the then CEO and founder of JHC Taffy Adler. We are focusing on the junior soccer development programme which targets children between ages eight and 15. The programme focuses on exposing young talent in the sport, and imparting life skills to children residing in the inner-city,” she said.
Total garage, in partnership with Steers restaurant sponsored the food for participants and the soccer balls.
The children were excited about the event. At the end the young players were awarded with balls, lunch boxes, bags, water bottles, medals and a trophy for every team that won in each age group.