Sports play a pivotal role in the development of any individual. Over the years, the Hollywood Foundation has placed it major focus on sports development from grassroots level throughout the country. Last year alone, over 200 clubs received assistance from the Hollywood Foundation including soccer sponsorships.
To continue spreading joy and encouraging more people to participate in sports, the Team in KwaZulu-Natal continues to make meaningful contributions to local soccer clubs, that are helping to improve the lives of aspiring football stars. The Team’s recent contribution was to a club called the Golden Hawks in Verulam, north of Durban.
Golden Hawks is a soccer club, that was formed in 2016 and there are 16 teams within the club. The club was established with the aim to create an environment in which players can truly express themselves and also feel confident and comfortable. Their goal is to combine soccer and education to develop character – focussing on education and behaviour as part of their core philosophy. The club also aims to build players in a healthy team environment where everyone knows their role and values their contribution.
The Golden Hawks Soccer Club prides itself in nurturing players to achieve maximum individual performance within a team environment. They are a club that focusses on building a legacy on and off the field, creating champions within society and game-changers on the field. One of the club’s proudest moments was winning the Cup Tournament
The Purple Brand has been investing in sports development over the years and on 4 April 2023, the Team from Richards Bay paid a special visit to the club, to present the players with a soccer sponsorship that consisted of a new soccer kit. Nkosiyezwe, the Manager at Golden Hawks was ecstatic to receive assistance from the Hollywood Foundation, and explained that the club was struggling before with a shortage of playing kits. He said, “The new kit will motivate the players and also give them the confidence they need when they are in the field.”