Some Of Our Exciting Programmes

The HBUFC rainbow football league aims to do three things:

● Cross community development – getting all the local schools to interact and play against each other once a week.
● Youth development and education – we are partnering with School in a Box to provide academic support to our scholars.
● Successful football – an organised 7-a-side school league on the astro-turf. Our programs are partnered by the City of Cape Town and Expanded Public Works program providing stipends for coaches.

We believe a player has 6 key development attributes, linked like cogs, that each affect the other. Each of the attributes has an influence over development – 50% of the attributes are on field, 50% are off field.

The PDP process follows the following path:
1. 1-on-1 profiling interviews to find out the player’s interests, skills and background.
2. Counselling, where necessary, through our partnership with Community Cohesion.
3. Work Readiness Training.
4. Child safeguarding training and police clearance certificates.
5. Regular community work (such as the HBAPD programme below).
6. Placing the players into local businesses, to give them work and life experience for a career after football.

HBUFC aims to create strong, principled young leaders on a pathway to success, while uplifting an entire community.

The clients of HBAPD are a mixture of old and young people who are disabled coming from the three different Hout Bay communities. Our Men’s Team take them to the field for exercises and fun games every week. The programme runs every Wednesday afternoon.

HBUFC partners with the City of Cape Town and the Football Foundation to deliver the Sisonke Programme: great football, coaching, and life skills for young boys and girls of our community. It occurs three times a week and is run by a group of our HBUFC Elite players who are trained, assessed, and audited by the Football Foundation. The academy has grown to 60 children and coaches have daily contact with them, giving them a very powerful influence in their lives. The life skills element of Sisonke is adapted from the Grootbos Foundation. We recently introduced a ladies session parallel to the boys session due to the increased number of girls attending!

The goal of the programme is to help players to develop the soft skills that aren’t taught at school, but are important for the success in their lives. The goal of Ikasi and the facilitators who run the programme is to help the players develop these skills by learning through their own experience and reflecting alone at every stage of the program.  The programme takes place twice a week at our offices, where the players work through a workbook with interesting information, tools and models with exercises to complete at home.

Every Wednesday evening we host a kick around session at the Hout Bay Sports Complex. We play full field games with rolling subs. Whether you’re a quick young striker or a slow old defender, it’s a great opportunity to lace up the boots, get out on the pitch, and interact with people of the Hout Bay Community. Come one come all. If you have any questions feel free to email We hope to see you there!

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