Nikki Rixon


Football Dreams by nikkirixon1

When I was working on a photo project  in Khayelitsha I came across a soccer coach (whose name is Siyabonga) training a group of young boys in the township. He trains the boys every day after school & on the weekends. He is not given funding to do this, nor does he work for an organization. He is doing this entirely under his own initiative. Needless to say, I was very impressed by this & by Siyabonga’s passion, focus & dedication to the boys. He takes the coaching very seriously & helps to instil a sense of discipline in the boys as a result.

All the boys come from disadvantaged backgrounds. When I spoke to Siyabonga, he told me that his aim is to give these children skills & physical/mental discipline with which they could better themselves. There are 3 teams ranging between the ages of 10 and 15 years old. I want to help Siyabonga and the children by providing the teams with the proper football kit that they are currently lacking. So I’ve decided to give a percentage of my sales from this soccer feature to the team. I have also set up an artwork raffle to also raise money for this purpose.

Young african boys during there school holidays being coach and learning football skills in Khayelitsha, South Africa

Young african boy playing football. During his school holidays he is being coach and learning football skills in Khayelitsha, South Africa

a portrait of young African boys holding a football. During there school holidays they are being coach and learning soccor skills in Khayelitsha, South Africa

Young african boys playing football. During there school holidays they are being coach and learning soccor skills in Khayelitsha, South Africa

Young african boys during there school holidays being coach and learning football skills in Khayelitsha, South Africa

A portrait of young African boys holding a football. During there school holidays he is being coach and learning football skills in Khayelitsha, South Africa

Young african boys playing football.During there school holidays they are being coach and learning football skills in Khayelitsha, South Africa

Young african boys during there school holidays being coach and learning soccor skills in Khayelitsha, South Africa

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