- Mark Fish started the "Game of Stars" project
- It aims to build relationships on farms and develop football talent in rural areas
- His foundation started the project in Polokwane in June
Bafana Bafana legend Mark Fish has started a project that aims to build relationships on farms and scout for football talent in rural areas.
The project is known as "Game of Stars," Briefly.co.za learned. The Mark Fish Foundation partnered with farmers to launch it on Youth Day in Polokwane, Limpopo.
Game of Stars will also develop coaching and life skills with the ultimate objective of building the game of football in rural areas.
According to letabaherald.co.za, this will give hope to farm workers and rural youths in general. About 80 farm soccer teams are participating in the initiative.
During the launch in June, BJ Blyde soccer team played against Unifrutti team in a shortened version of the game.
In an interview, Fish explained the thinking behind the initiative:
We are committed to develop and train team coaches, game officials, team managers and players alike.
Although we are going to play soccer, we are focusing on the people and families involved with the game. Every individual deserves the chance to become the best person possible.
Fish is an active philanthropist and documents his charity activities on his Twitter profile as well as that of his foundation.
On Mandela Day, he partnered with the Nashua children's charity foundation to help underprivileged children.
Watch a hilarious animated joke in the video below from our Briefly - South Africa YouTube channel.
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