Growth

Managing money wisely

In the second half of 2021 we ran a 5-week long “Managing Money” course for our men’s team, which proved to be hugely empowering. The curriculum included budgeting, spending smart, credit and debt, and saving and investment. The players were unanimous in their praise for the course, with the vast majority of them being exposed to these concepts for the very first time.

At the end of the course, we managed to secure a sponsor to provide seed capital for the 11 players who participated to place their first investments – and every one of them was able to prepare a budget to ensure that they are able to save a little bit of money every month.

In the coming months they will all meet regularly for feedback and to discuss challenges they are facing in implementing their financial plans.

We look forward to taking the next group of our HBUFC family through this course over the coming months!

The Season begins

Our men’s team have started the new season with a bang, winning their opening two Nedbank Cup games against Ubuntu and FC Milan respectively. Next up is the ABC League semi-final against Zizwe United on the 30th October.

 

After an extensive pre-season, new coach Ryan Botha has finalised a 26-man squad that’s full of energy and hunger, with an equal mix of youth and experience. We’re proud to be an almost entirely local team, with 20 of the players based in Hout Bay and most having grown up here. There’s no shortage of diversity in the team, which has proved to be a great forger of strength and unity.

 

We’re really excited for the league season, starting in early November, and mounting a challenge for the title!

Hbufc x enlabeler

As part of the HBUFC employment hub we have formed a partnership with data labellers En-labeller. HBUFC provide work readiness training and on going mentorship and management support to staff working in the new Hout Bay hub. So far over 50 players, players family members and friends of players have been trained and tested and went have 24 employees working full-time on their first En-labeller project.

hbufc x ocean academy

15 of our coaches have been fortunate enough to experience the new Oceana maritime academy in Hout Bay. Oceana fully sponsored a Level 1 first aid course for our junior and HPL coaches who are now all on a development journey to achieve their Level 3 certificate. Our goal is that every HBUFC coach has at least a level 1 First aid certificate.

Hbufc x paddy upton

‘The bare foot coach’ is the name of Paddy Upton’s best selling book and it describes his method of coaching, which is player centred. At HBUFC we look to leverage football to taker members on a development journey, positively impacting their behaviour off the field while improving their behaviour on the field. Paddy has agreed to consult with our coaches to work in a more player centred approach, this will develop players of autonomy who take control and responsibility for their own performance. In turn this will positively effect how they harness opportunity in their lives outside the field. It’s a win / win.