United receive festive gift of gear
BREIDBACH-based Extension United received an early Christmas present when a local business blessed them with soccer gear in Breidbach last Friday.
King William’s Town Hollywoodbets promoter Simphiwe Amos, accompanied by staff members Sisipho Booi and Letese Christian, handed a set of soccer kit and a sports bag to an elated club owner Betram Jagers at the Breidbach Sports Grounds with some players present.
“I am over the moon with the gesture and kind donation from Hollywoodbets as this is going to make a huge difference when it comes to the team morale and it will inspire the players to be more committed in playing the beautiful game of soccer,” Jagers said.
“Our primary goal as a club is to keep our children off the streets and prevent them from using drugs and alcohol, and we have achieved a lot of successes since our establishment in 2011.
“We have approached Hollywoodbets for assistance towards soccer kit as the majority of my players are scholars with the others unemployed, so today they positively responded to our plea and I will always treasure this day,” he said.
Amos said the donation formed part of their social responsibility programme in giving back to the community and Extension United’s request was one of many applications for assistance by local clubs that were approved.
“We have an obligation towards the community for their overwhelming support and the club’s approach was professional with their sponsor proposal, which easily received favourable recommendations from our panel as it was perfectly set out,” Amos said.
“We have had immense success with our social responsibility programme over the years and will continue striving to make a difference to sporting clubs and so many charity organisations.”
Extension youngster Patrick Smith said he could not wait for the league to kick off to wear the new gear.
Extension United is affiliated to the King East Local Football Association (Kelfa) and has become one of the most successful clubs in the Breidbach Stream.
According to Jagers, his club has won the Kelfa league once, ended as runner-up in three seasons and emerged as winners of the Breidbach Professionals Netball Club annual popular sport day.