Women’s football in South Africa started in the 1960's when clubs introduced women’s teams and the first leagues in South Africa started in the 1990's as interest grew in the women'sgame.
We became involved in developing women's football in 2012, at Randburg after seeing a desperate need for coaches and growth in this field. We started with 3 girls and have grown it to over 54 girls at times, with an average of 36 girls per year participating in my development programme.Over the past 5 years we have won various awards and divisions includingthe Central Local Football Association League Cup in 2016 and reaching the semi finals of Division 1 in 2017.
We formed Bantwana College NPC in May 2017 and started developing the program from the football facility at Allen Glen High School in Allen’s Nek, Roodepoort. This is phase I of III phases in our development program. Phase II will see us educating, empowering, developing, mentoring and teaching young girl’s football and life skills through a structured programme from our facility based The Northcliff Sports Oval, Matabele Street, Waterval Estate, Northcliff. Phase III is planning to incorporate the girls football academy in a boarding school that would accommodate underprivileged girl children from the surrounding villages of Cosmo City and Diepsloot as well as the Greater Johannesburg Region and Gauteng Province.
We are a registered Non Profit Company (NPC) and are also registered as a Public Benefits Organisation (PBO). At Bantwana College NPC our purpose is to educate, empower, develop, mentor and teach young girls football, life skills, health and welfare, and community upliftment programs, methodologies and provide them with tools to do so. We are a talent identification hub for female footballers in Gauteng. As part of our ethos we not only grow talent, but also educate through life skills development and empowerment programs to ensure that our young girls, teenagers and young adults are kept off the dangerous streets, away from drugs and negative worldly influences and to give them hope for a brighter future.
Our vision is to reach as many young potential female footballers as we can and to provide them with an education other than academic, such as life skills, entrepreneurial skills, and financial planning skills, to create a culture of equality, empowerment and hope for a brighter future for female athletes in South Africa, especially in football.
We want to become a Girls Football Academy Boarding School in the future, that provides academic, sport and arts and culture tuition to under privileged girls. It would also be an Academy where their football ability, skills and potential could be identified, developed and grown to its full potential.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela
“We intend to change the world through our efforts at Bantwana College NPC.”