AmaZulu Community Trust, leading sports betting operator Hollywoodbets and their partners LaLiga have joined forces in the formation of the Hollywoodbets Siyakhula U15 Cup, aimed to give budding footballers a platform to flourish.
The tournament will see 16 teams under the Ethekwini SAFA region battling it out over two days (2-3 July) in a round-robin format. Due to the Covid-19 regulations no spectators will be allowed at the venue.
The clubs and players will have the opportunity to win prizes, with the two finalists winning a Hollywoodbets sponsored match kit and the winning club walking away with R10 000 worth of training equipment to compliment their trophy.
The player of the tournament will be rewarded with the opportunity to travel to Gauteng and participate in a LaLiga training clinic taking place between 12 – 18 July.
Hollywoodbets Soccer Brand Manager, Wayde Dorkin, is proud to be a part of this exciting tournament as sports development is an intergral focus for the brand.
“We are excited to have partnered with the AmaZulu Community Trust to create a platform for these junior clubs to have a chance to compete at this regional level and for these youngsters to showcase their talent.
“The AmaZulu Community Trust has been incredible in their approach taken to running this tournament with us and the fact that we share many of the same values and vision to develop and harness the skills and talent that these youngsters possess, makes it an easy decision to be a part of this impactful project.
“Individual stand-out performing players stand in line to receive a scholarship with one of AmaZulu Community Trust partners which has launched several professional careers including Sphesihle Maduna (AmaZulu FC), Sbusiso Magaqa (Royal AM) etc,” added the statement by the AmaZulu Community Trust.
The tournament will also see coaches from participating clubs receiving basic life skills training for them to implement at their respective clubs and communities.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter