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2012 Future Champions Gauteng Road Shows

Johannesburg, Thursday, 22 March 2012 – Gauteng is set to experience a week of action-packed soccer when the 2012 Future Champions Gauteng takes place in Pimville, Soweto. Soccer enthusiasts will be able to share in the winning experience when a…Read more

The 2012 Future Champions Gauteng Cup Day 01

Johannesburg, Saturday, 17 March 2012 – The opening day of the 2012 Future Champions Gauteng Cup was staged at the University of Pretoria’s LC de Villiers Sport Grounds on Saturday with some thrilling football played by the 16 competing teams.…Read more

Kabala and McCabe lead U-17s to South Africa

[NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION] Current U.S. U-17 midfielder Guy Kabala and former U.S. midfielder Declan McCabe are among the players on the New England Revolution’s roster for its U-17s’ trip to the 2012 Future Champions Gauteng Tournament March 26-31 in Johannesburg,…Read more

Young Stars chase glory in Soweto

ONE of the prime junior football events in the continent, the Future Champions Gauteng, will once again see some of the best Under-17 sides from around the world participate in Soweto, South Africa next weekend in a quest to be…Read more

The 2012 Future Champions Gauteng Cup

Johannesburg, Thursday, 15 March 2012 – The 2012 Future Champions Gauteng Cup will be staged at the University of Pretoria’s LC de Villiers Sport Grounds (09h00 kick off) this coming weekend with participants hopeful of being crowned the top Under-17…Read more

  • We had a wonderful football and cultural experience in Gauteng. The tournament and activities were very well organized and we found everyone involved extremely helpful and accommodating. We have all returned home with fantastic memories of our time in South Africa, both on and off the pitch, and have made many new friends as a result of the trip. I hope that we are invited to participate in future tournaments.

    Everton Academy Head Coach
  • The experience both on and off the field for our players during the Future Champions tournament in Gauteng was life-enriching for all those who participated. We were privileged enough to win this edition but what will be bringing us back in future is the cross-cultural education our players receive from spending time with athletes from all over the world. They are human beings before they are football players and enriching them with other cultures is as rewarding as the experience they receive on the field.

    Club Tijuana Director of Football
  • After twenty years of experiencing tournaments around the globe, Future Champions is hands down the best organized, well run International Tournament we have ever participated in. Bringing teams from dozens of different countries provided our boys exposure to cultural diversity they only read about in textbooks. It’s amazing how sport can be the cultural link that provides the opportunity to interact with each other and discover that our global community is a bit smaller than they realized. We had a football and cultural experience that will be cherished for the rest of our lives.

    Director of USYSA Select
  • For us to compete in Future Champions is much more than playing a series of matches. It is an opportunity to compete and contrast our level against the best teams from around the world and the possibility of living in another culture and environment for an unforgettable week, learning about the history of the fight for human rights.

    Director of Aspire Academy
  • The addition of a girls’ competition this year is a natural expansion for what has become a hugely popular event. Over and above the football, the players are also exposed to life-skills courses and HIV/AIDS awareness that could end up saving their lives in the future. We have had an amazing partnership with the Gauteng Province over the last decade and we thank each and every stakeholder for making the Future Champions Gauteng campaign such a huge success

    Tournament director