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    In 2007, FNB embarked on a journey as a national supporter of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. From the outset it was clear that FNB wanted to be more than a sponsor of this landmark event in South Africa - we wanted to ensure that the South African youth benefit from this event. In the build-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, FNB and the relevant municipalities worked together to build five artificial pitches in Pietermaritzburg, Mthatha, Thohoyandou, George and Kimberley. In May 2011, FNB introduced the FNB Football First Programme to all these venues by appointing three coaches to each pitch. Since then, the coaches have been hosting daily development clinics and training sessions to the youth from the community. Each year thousands of children's lives are impacted positively through the programme, because it not only helps them develop their football skills, it also provides a safe environment for them to spend their free time after school. Some graduate into their regional teams selected to participate in a national festival held in Johannesburg annually. This festival has become a scouting ground for national and club selectors alike with players being drafted into club academies and national teams as a result. FNB's proud heritage of supporting youth sport lives on through the FNB Football First Programme. FNB believes that this platform is essential to the involvement of young children in sport.

    Yesterday FNB celebrated five years of successfully developing and nurturing young gifted football playing boys and girls from grassroots level, to Under 13 and Under 15, through its FNB Football First Programme.   The programme was founded as a legacy project following FNB’s involvement in the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Since its inception in 2010, the programme […]

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    In 2007, FNB embarked on a journey as a national supporter of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. From the outset it was clear that FNB wanted to be more than a sponsor of this landmark event in South Africa - we wanted to ensure that the South African youth benefit from this event. In the build-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, FNB and the relevant municipalities worked together to build five artificial pitches in Pietermaritzburg, Mthatha, Thohoyandou, George and Kimberley. In May 2011, FNB introduced the FNB Football First Programme to all these venues by appointing three coaches to each pitch. Since then, the coaches have been hosting daily development clinics and training sessions to the youth from the community. Each year thousands of children's lives are impacted positively through the programme, because it not only helps them develop their football skills, it also provides a safe environment for them to spend their free time after school. Some graduate into their regional teams selected to participate in a national festival held in Johannesburg annually. This festival has become a scouting ground for national and club selectors alike with players being drafted into club academies and national teams as a result. FNB's proud heritage of supporting youth sport lives on through the FNB Football First Programme. FNB believes that this platform is essential to the involvement of young children in sport.

    In 2011 Zonwabele Dlala from Lawaaikamp in George was in the process of completing his Grassroots Coaching course with the South African Football Association, when he was appointed as an assistant coach by the FNB Football First Programme based at the Lawaaikamp Stadium. After five years with the programme Dlala says the opportunity was an […]

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    In 2007, FNB embarked on a journey as a national supporter of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. From the outset it was clear that FNB wanted to be more than a sponsor of this landmark event in South Africa - we wanted to ensure that the South African youth benefit from this event. In the build-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, FNB and the relevant municipalities worked together to build five artificial pitches in Pietermaritzburg, Mthatha, Thohoyandou, George and Kimberley. In May 2011, FNB introduced the FNB Football First Programme to all these venues by appointing three coaches to each pitch. Since then, the coaches have been hosting daily development clinics and training sessions to the youth from the community. Each year thousands of children's lives are impacted positively through the programme, because it not only helps them develop their football skills, it also provides a safe environment for them to spend their free time after school. Some graduate into their regional teams selected to participate in a national festival held in Johannesburg annually. This festival has become a scouting ground for national and club selectors alike with players being drafted into club academies and national teams as a result. FNB's proud heritage of supporting youth sport lives on through the FNB Football First Programme. FNB believes that this platform is essential to the involvement of young children in sport.

    Basil Mavukwana only joined the FNB Football First Programme a few weeks ago as the new Head Coach at the FNB Lawaaikamp Stadium, but he already feels like part of the FNB Football First family. “My two assistant coaches have really welcomed me with open arms and have helped me get acquainted with the processes […]

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    In 2007, FNB embarked on a journey as a national supporter of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. From the outset it was clear that FNB wanted to be more than a sponsor of this landmark event in South Africa - we wanted to ensure that the South African youth benefit from this event. In the build-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, FNB and the relevant municipalities worked together to build five artificial pitches in Pietermaritzburg, Mthatha, Thohoyandou, George and Kimberley. In May 2011, FNB introduced the FNB Football First Programme to all these venues by appointing three coaches to each pitch. Since then, the coaches have been hosting daily development clinics and training sessions to the youth from the community. Each year thousands of children's lives are impacted positively through the programme, because it not only helps them develop their football skills, it also provides a safe environment for them to spend their free time after school. Some graduate into their regional teams selected to participate in a national festival held in Johannesburg annually. This festival has become a scouting ground for national and club selectors alike with players being drafted into club academies and national teams as a result. FNB's proud heritage of supporting youth sport lives on through the FNB Football First Programme. FNB believes that this platform is essential to the involvement of young children in sport.

    Phumeza Ngwane loves everything about football. Whether she is watching Pirates play, representing Plettenberg Bay Ladies Football Club in the Sasol League, or coaching the youth at the FNB Lawaaikamp Artificial Pitch in George, football is entrenched in her life in every way. “I cannot imagine a life without football and whether I’m watching, playing […]

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    In 2007, FNB embarked on a journey as a national supporter of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. From the outset it was clear that FNB wanted to be more than a sponsor of this landmark event in South Africa - we wanted to ensure that the South African youth benefit from this event. In the build-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, FNB and the relevant municipalities worked together to build five artificial pitches in Pietermaritzburg, Mthatha, Thohoyandou, George and Kimberley. In May 2011, FNB introduced the FNB Football First Programme to all these venues by appointing three coaches to each pitch. Since then, the coaches have been hosting daily development clinics and training sessions to the youth from the community. Each year thousands of children's lives are impacted positively through the programme, because it not only helps them develop their football skills, it also provides a safe environment for them to spend their free time after school. Some graduate into their regional teams selected to participate in a national festival held in Johannesburg annually. This festival has become a scouting ground for national and club selectors alike with players being drafted into club academies and national teams as a result. FNB's proud heritage of supporting youth sport lives on through the FNB Football First Programme. FNB believes that this platform is essential to the involvement of young children in sport.

    Robert Mboneni has been a familiar face within the Vhembe football fraternity for a number of years, more recently acting as a selector for the region’s youth squads. When the FNB Football First Programme was launched in 2011 he was appointed as assistant coach in Thohoyandou. “I was very excited to become part of the […]

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