The Hollywood Foundation Team in the Western Cape travelled to a small but dynamic development club in February, in an effort to touch lives and encourage participation in sports, through a soccer sponsorship. The Purple Team has been actively making contributions across the country, and shining a spotlight on grassroots sports development and the positive influence that it has proven to have on individuals.
Kalitz Style Football Club is based in Roux Park, Worcester, and it was formed in 2021. Currently, the club only consists of one team, with 20 players in total. The club prioritises the development and growth of upcoming athletes, while also supporting and assisting players who are over the age of 21. There are currently no junior structures put into place, however, the club still seeks to develop young talent. The club’s proudest moment was when the hard work and determination of the players resulted in the team reaching the semi-finals of a local competition. The main reason for the creation of the club was to give the youth an outlet to develop and keep fit and active. The Hollywood Foundation has a key focus on sports development, and many of their campaigns and initiatives have been a source of inspiration to athletes, who use sport as a platform to learn, grow and work within a team. Kalitz Style Football Club had previously reached out to the Purple Team for support. Given their commitment to community upliftment, the Hollywood Foundation made a natural decision to help the club, to ensure that present and future football stars have the best possible chance of succeeding. On 24 February 2023, the Team from Worcester chose to hand over new soccer kits for the players. This formed part of a soccer sponsorship and has the goal of ensuring that the players compete in matches with confidence and pride.
Derrick Brandt, the Chairman and Founder of Kalitz Style Football Club, thanked the Hollywood Foundation for their generosity, and said that this contribution will alleviate a lot of stress as the club struggled in the past with funding.