The JVW Girls Football Development Program will be launching training sessions with an Open Day being held on November 24 at Modder Sports Club in Modderfontein from 10:30am – 12:00pm. Girls of all ages are welcome. These sessions will be divided into three different groups namely: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.
The Open Day is free and open to all girls that would like to join. Girls that would like to start playing football as well as girls who would like extra training in the sport they love can attend the Open Day and will be divided into the groups according to their abilities.
Hereafter the Open Day, the training sessions will be held every Saturday and will run throughout the year.
The JVW Girls Football Development program was founded and set up this year by Banyana Banyana Defender and Vice-Captain Janine van Wyk to promote, develop and expose Womens football in South Africa.
Janine van Wyk who currently has over 80 caps to her name has decided to give back to the community by forming a Program dedicated to girls’ football, which includes a Schools league, Training sessions and a Coaches Corner.
The JVW Girls Schools Soccer League ended in September 2012 with Petit High School (Benoni) winning the Open Girls League and Jeppe Girls (Kensington) winning the U15 League.
A group of talented girls were selected from all the schools participating in this league and made up the JVW Stars team. This team recently participated in the Jomo Cosmos Tournament, beating SASOL League team, Springs Home Sweepers in the final. The following girls were selected to play for this team and will go on to play teams at higher levels and hopefully providing a platform to be chosen to represent their country one day:The JVW Stars team: Goalkeepers: Cailin Whyte (Jeppe Girls) Nomxolisi (Petit High) Katlego Kekana (Wordsworth High) Defenders: Lesego Mogashoa (Wordsworth High) Indirah (Edenvale High) Nicola Hills (Shangri-la Academy) Kgomotso Mohubedi (Petit High) Danute Gawel (Jeppe Girls) Thabang Mokonyama (Norkem High) Mmabatho Dire (Norkem High) Midfielders: Nelisiwe Mchunu (Petit High School) Nekita Meszar (Curro Serengeti) T Magzi (Jeppe Girls) Teballo Motaung (Norkem High) Mbali Ntuli (St Francis) Kelebogile Moruthane (St Francis) Amanda Citywayo (Petit High) Sibongile Ngubeni (Petit High) Lindo Sukazi (Jeppe Girls) Strikers: Christina Senning (Edenvale High) Kayla Viera (Jeppe Girls) Jordan van der Linde (Edenvale High) Casey Bull (Norkem High)