Soccer teams from Table View High, Muizenberg High and Symphony High were treated to an epic training session with former South African soccer hero, Neil Tovey. The three Western Cape schools were one of eleven soccer schools around the country to win a Powerade Performance Session with Tovey as part of the Powerade Collect a Cap competition.
The Powerade Collect a Cap competition that ran in 59 enabled soccer playing schools from around the country to collect as many Powerade bottle caps as possible to stand the chance to host a training session with the well-known player.
The gruelling two hour training sessions lay the foundation for future soccer stars to shine as Tovey demonstrated and stressed the importance of accuracy and speed. The learners were tested even more by the weather with pools of water littering the fields and soccer uniforms soaked to the bone, but that didn’t stop the enthusiastic teams eager to impress.
Marketing Activation Manager, Dan Davis at Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev – local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company products, which includes Powerade, in the Western and Northern Cape) says, “I’m proud of our three Western Cape schools for their dedication to the competition and I understand the boys excitement about being given the opportunity to learn from such a talented coach. We at PenBev are incredibly proud to be able to contribute to the active healthy living of learners through our involvement in sport and sports development.”
“Powerade believes that by providing informative and interactive experiences like these to sportsmen, their passion for the game of soccer will be focused on a great future in the game,” explained James Maclachlan, IMC Marketing Assets Manager of Coca-Cola South Africa.
“We recognise that there is power in every game and through the Powerade Schools Programme, born sportsmen will be exposed to information and various means of training that will have long term benefits to their success,” Maclachlan concluded.
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Photographer: Craig Wilson
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