Month: April 2022

The Father, the Coach

Hi Everyone, At the tournament this weekend, we had the pleasure of meeting some of CCK Legacy’s players and asked them what football meant to them. The responses were heart-warming as they elaborated on their experiences and feelings of the lost they experienced that day.  Both Sanele (surname) and Liviwe (surname) felt that football is not simply a game, but a journey filled with many challenges. It is like life, where some days are good …

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Kudos from Chippa Kobeni

Chumani Chippa Kobeni (Chippa), the coach of CCK Legacy shared his thoughts on the amazing work HBUFC is doing for young South African football players. Chippa believes that since HBUFC has made their mark, Hout Bay is no longer just a community, but has emerged as a football community. Chippa plays such an important role in grooming these young players and affording them better care and an environment that fosters growth. He travels further than …

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The Best of Both Worlds: Player and Coach

Hi Everyone, During the tournament this weekend we met with one of the First Team players and the U14 Coach, Byron McKellar who is currently in his third year of coaching and has been part of the club since 2016. Currently there are approximately 75 000 people living in Hout Bay and majority of these members are from the two township communities, Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu within the Hout Bay community. HBFUC is partnered with many …

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The Heart of the COO

Hi Everyone,  We would like to introduce you to one of the key players behind the scenes, HBUFC’s very own Chief Operating Officer (COO), Iris Henkel. Iris has a special love for HBUFC and what it stands for. It all stems from her intense love of sport and background. Growing up in Europe, Iris was raised in a multi-racial family, having six siblings with different racial backgrounds and colors of skin. Because of this, she …

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An International Journey ✈️

Hi Everyone,  “I’m fully invested in football for I think the last 12 months. There’s four of us running it full time now and we’re really trying to get it to the next level” – Jeremy Elson. It’s time you guys get to know more of Jeremy as we share a little history on the co-founder of HBUFC and how he left behind a life and memories in London, only to make so much more …

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Sir Stanley Matthews International Tournament 🐰⚽️

Hi everyone, Some exciting events unfolded this Easter weekend, as it marked HBUFC’s first time hosting the Sir Stanley Matthews International Tournament (SSMIT) 🥳. This was brought to life through the collaboration of HBUFC, the Stoke City Community Trust and the Sir Stanley Matthews Foundation. The tournament kicked off on the 15th of April 2022 and saw many talented football teams such as Belinda Kings FA, Ubuntu FA, Qava FC, Salesian FC, Young Chiefs, Good Hope LFA, HBUFC and …

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Welcome to the HBUFC Blog Page!😃

Hi Everyone, We are extremely excited to welcome you to the official Hout Bay United Football Community Blog Page! 🥳 This new venture will allow us to interact with our fellow community members in an engaging space. Visit the blog page for continuous updates on the HBUFC activities. You are now able to share your thoughts and experiences on HBUFC with us, by visiting the blog submission page. We look forward to hearing from you soon – feel …

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HBUFC Camphill Visit 🏕

We use football to bring people together, build trust, break down barriers and build friendships. This can take years. Or just 90 minutes. Our trip to Camphill Village, a residential community and school that provides support for the education, employment, and daily lives of adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental health problems, or other special needs, was as rewarding for our players as it was for the Camphill residents. We came together to play …

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HBUFC Family Fun Day 🎡

The definition of ‘Family’ is:A group of one or more parents and their children living together as a unit. Our HBUFC family is extended and can be counted in the hundreds, if not thousands, directly & indirectly benefiting as part of the HBUFC unit. We all share a sense of community, bound together somehow by the beautiful game. But what’s important to us as a family is that our bond is stronger than a game …

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HBUFC Meets Ryan Botha⚽️

Hi Everyone, A few months back in October 2021, the retired South African footballer, Ryan Botha volunteered to work with HBUFC. This formed part of his UEFA B coaching certificate in 2020 and Ryan worked with the U16’s HPL side. Ryan made a huge impact on the football team in the short space of time he was with us and his energy and passion quickly rubbed off on the squad. He showed an impressive ability …

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