Leading southern suburbs soccer club, Greenwood Athletics, which has been enjoying a run of recent successes on and off the field, will be staging its second Unity Cup tournament this weekend.
The tournament kicks off on Friday March 31 at the Solo Park Sports Complex in Steenberg with more than 40 teams who will be competing in the under-10 and under-12 categories over the weekend. The event will culminate on Sunday when the finals will be staged.
Raymond Brickles tournament director confirmed 24 teams have entered in the under-10 division while 32 sides will vie for the honours in the under-12 event.
“We have made contingency plans in case a team is forced to withdraw. We have several teams on standby but overhaul I can’t see any team wanting to withdraw and such a good event,” Brickles quipped.
With the Greenwood club’s under-19 side having qualified for the prestigious Bayhill Premier Cup, the club’s three junior teams, under-17, under-13 and under-15, were recently crowned joint overhaul champions of the inaugural Morne Barnes memorial tournament.
The senior side is presently among the frontrunners in Safa Cape Town’s regional 3rd Division and a strong contender to qualify for the play-offs which could lead to securing a place in the Western Cape Second Division competition.
Noel Isaacs, chairman of the club, said the tournament is part of the club’s commitment to build and advance communities through sport.
“We must thank our sponsors for their commitment in backing us in to not only provide sport to our children but also build our communities through sport. It’s my wish that the tournament will be played in the right and true spirit of the sport and friendship,” said Isaacs.