We are nominated for the National Sport Awards. Therefore you might have arrived at our website for more information.
Let us highlight our work and outline our achievements during September 2017 and August 2018 to give you a comprehensive insight.
Mavu’s vision is to create accessibility to sport at grassroots. All kids deserve to play. Hence this year we embarked on additional programs to make it happen!
We had 65 community coaches active on a daily basis, utilising over 20 sport facilities in 5 different provinces. It is called our Facility Utilisation Program. Local coaches, trained by Mavu, implemented over 6 different sporting codes. More than 2000 children played sport on a weekly basis.
24 September – We celebrated Heritage day in Embalenhle, MP. Kids from 4 schools came in traditional attire and played various activities.
November – Makekeng Primary School from Cyferskuil won the provincial championship. Through Mavu’s support via coaching and equipment, the girls team from rural North West now managed to lift the provincial trophy.
16-31 December – Mavu supported the Mashashane Holiday Tournament near Polokwane in Limpopo with technical support. 13 villages competed in a unique rural development tournament over two weeks, which proved the be THE occasion of the holidays..
Last January we put the first spade in the ground in Kutama, Limpopo, during the official launch of creating a Legacy Project for Mbulaheni Mulaudzi. The legacy will include a sport center with an IAAF accredited athletics track, and sport programs after completion. A true legacy for the late 800m Athletics World Champion at his home village in rural Limpopo.
30 March – 6 April We implemented Capacity Building Workshops in Mabopane, GP. In partnership with the Gauteng Department of Sport and Recreation. We identified that smaller sporting codes need to increase their coaching capacity.
12 April we launched a new project in Wedela, GP. This is the result of a new partnership with Connecting4Good. In this mining community we have added 2 primary schools to our Facility Utilisation Program.
27 April – we celebrated Freedom Day in Vredefort, FS. The approach centres around spreading inspiration from the Robben Island Prisoners who set up the Makana Football Association. An ultimate story that combines the power of sport and the meaning of freedom.
1-7 May – Kicks4Africa tour. Young Dutch man Stan Benneker has collected and shipped over 1200 soccer boots to Mavu. We have distributed these at our programs. During this period Stan came with his mother to visit and assist in the distribution to over 8 communities across gauteng and North West.
16 June we celebrated Youth Day in eMbalenhle, MP. Our Mavu community coaches in eMbalenhle won the internal challenge and received a budget to organise an event on that day. Organised for the youth, by the youth.
22 June – 7 July we organised capacity building workshops in both Wedela and Mabopane, GP. Former medal winner Hazekiel Sepeng facilitated athletics workshops. And during the 15 day period workshops were conducted for Basketball, Netball, Tennis and Volleyball.
14-15 July All our female community coaches and partner organisations were invited to the Women in Sport workshops. Addressing issues of women in sport at grassroots level. We partnered with the South African Women in Sport Foundation, and prepared toward women’s month, and formulated the main slogan; ‘Women, demand your space in sport! #unapologetic.’
18 July Mandela day was celebrated at Vhangani Primary school in Masia, Limpopo. The entire school, parents and guardians joined in a 100 minute session of fun activities and exercises.
Women’s month tour
4 August – Wedela, GP 9 August – Cyferskuil, NW
18 August – eMbalenhle, MP
25 August – Malamulele, L
26 August – Tshakhuma, LEvents were organised in 4 provinces to show our communities where Mavu is active, that it is normal for women to be involved in sport and physical activity. Women, demand your space in sport, #unapologatic.
6-8 August – We signed a partnership with Unicef and in August we had workshops in Matsila, Limpopo, conducted by Grassroots Soccer to design specialised curriculum manuals for Mavu aiming at reducing Gender Base Violence, School violence and Xenophobia.
17 August – Cross Country event West Rand. We assisted the West Rand department of education with the organisation of a cross country event, where 17 schools participated.
Besides these activities, Mavu supported up and coming elite athletes who need support:
Mavu assisted Wheelchair Tennis Player Ronewa Mudzanani in securing a learnership, and ensure he can settle in Johannesburg by furnishing an apartment in CBD and contributing to his monthly rent.
Muzi Maluleke is a South African bodybuilding Champion. Mavu has supported and managed him since 2011. After 4 Junior Championships and international competitions in Hungary and Mexico, Muzi has won Africa’s biggest competition in 2017. This year he is on his way to be the first Black IFBB professional South African Bodybuilder.Themba Madima is a 800meter athlete. We managed to support him in his competition in Europe. The entrepreneur and director of Backtrack is very passionate in filling the footsteps of Mbulaheni Mulaudzi.
We recently assisted U17 National Football Coach Simphiwe Dludlu in launching her own foundation, where she aims at supporting upcoming young girls in football.
Mavu has many other fantastic ambassadors with amazing life stories. We have received and given them support and guided them in their own career paths. This year we also have guided a number of girls to university bursaries, assisted schools in applications for facilities, and supported several coaches towards federation’s coaching courses.