Changing Lives

Young Bafana is a non-profit organization (NGO) that has been dedicated to the holistic development of children and young people from poor backgrounds in South Africa since 2010 by offering a comprehensive range of soccer and educational activities.

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Support Young Bafana by sponsoring one of the facilities at our home, the YB Arena, for 2024.

Your name/logo will be displayed at the facility for 12 months and seen by thousands of footballers, coaches, volunteers, leaders, entrepreneurs and organisations from across the world who visit the YB Arena annually.

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Mission Statement


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… people in the Cape Town area reside in townships.

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… of the adult population are unemployed and receive no government support, however, they have to come up for the basic needs of their families. Often, this supposedly hopeless situation leads to drug abuse and crime.

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… South African between the age of 15 and 49 is infected with HIV. There is a lack of wide-ranging educational opportunities, encounters with other population groups and sufficient medical care.


Our goal is to break the vicious cycle of poverty through sport and education and to boost cultural exchanges between the different population groups in the Helderberg region.
We accompany our players on their personal life path, get them off the streets as children and effect the best possible influence on their development as persons and athletes.
We create opportunities and promote each child individually. Together with you we increase the chance for a better future, free from poverty, crime and drugs.



Scouting well disciplined children who have the desire to become football players.


An educational outreach programme including Mathematics and English lessons, increases the chances of tertiary education access and career opportunities for the children.


Learning necessary life skills (social and educational), through clearly defined academy rules in a professional environment.


Based on our strategic nutrition plan we want to ensure a healthy growth for all of our players.

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our home - The YB Arena

Young Bafana Soccer Academy is a registered NPC (non-profit company) and we rely on the support of individuals and organisations to help us as we seek to #ChangeLives and uplift young footballers and their communities.

Young Bafana Soccer Academy
Reg nr: 2021/715602/08
Certificate 18A Certified
Level 1 (135% B-BBEE procurement recognition level)
Tax registered in Germany, Switzerland, USA, United Kingdom, South Africa


Support Young Bafana with a Donation from anywhere in the world


You are looking for fun and regular child soccer training sessions in Somerset West? Then the YB Stars program is the perfect fit for you! We are always happy to welcome new players of any skill level. The money earned will be used for our NGO.

Young Bafana Stars Players in their kits before a friendly match
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This is Young Bafana

We offer holistic soccer and education programs for kids (male / female) between 6 and 18 years. Learn about our 4 development programs below.