Bree Primary crowned MILO champs
Bree Primary School emerged as Provincial Champions at the fifth provincial final of the 2012 Nestlé MILO Champions Tournament this past weekend at Munsienville Sport Grounds in Krugersdorp, Gauteng. Bree Primary School beat fifteen other schools from across the province on Saturday, 21 July and will go on to represent Gauteng at the National Finals in September.
Nestlé MILO in conjunction with the South African Schools’ Football Association (SASFA) has been hosting the Under-13 schools soccer tournament for the past five years.
The Nestlé MILO Champions Tournament is not just about developing the soccer skills of these young stars. It is our goal to educate the youth during their formative years about the benefits of leading healthy and active lifestyles. We are extremely proud of how serious these children take the sport and the tournament itself, and the positive impact it is having on their lives,” says Kelly Wainwright, Nestlé South Africa’s Marketing Manager for Beverages.
Bree Primary School will receive R10 000 to invest in an initiative which is in line with Nestlé MILO’s values of Nutrition, Health and Wellness. They will be able to use these funds to improve the sporting facilities or buy sporting equipment for their school.
At the end of the season, the school that is crowned the overall tournament champions in September will receive an additional R150 000 to invest in a similar initiative around their school’s sports and wellness infrastructures.
“Youth development, through sports is one of the biggest means of positively impacting and inspiring the lives of young South Africans in this country. It is a dream come true for all of us at SASFA and at Nestlé MILO, to see how far the tournament has come as we commemorate its fifth year of existence” says Mandla ‘Shoes’ Mazibuko, President of SASFA.
In an exciting development for the 2012 tournament, former Bafana Bafana and Charlton Athletic player, Shaun Bartlett has come on board as the new Tournament Ambassador. Bartlett, who enjoyed a successful local and international football career for 15 years, remains dedicated to his passion for the beautiful game by running his own children’s football academy in Johannesburg.