Soccer coach Clayton Kordom is appealing to the public to donate sports gear to a youth programme he runs in Cafda.
Mr Kordom, a recovered drug addict, is a coach for Cafda FC as well as one of the directors of Puma Spurs Youth Development, a non-profit company.
He coaches 30 children aged 10 to 18 for free. On Mondays and Wednesdays, he trains Cafda FC and on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, he trains Puma Spurs on the Walton field, behind Retreat Day Hospital.
Ward councillor Shanen Rossouw said: “I know that he is actively busy training the children’s soccer on the Walton field. I was invited to soccer tournaments held by him. He also has a lot of events to generate funding on the field. I must add that he is investing a lot of energy to keep our children safe and busy in Cafda.”
Mr Kordom believes he is helping to save lives in the gang-plagued community by giving young people a positive alternative to the lure of gangsterism.
“Cafda used to be a safe haven but now it’s a prison for the youth. I really want people to see that there is good coming out of Cafda as well.”
If you want to help Mr Kordom, call 066 597 2345.