Being frustrated by the lack of sports training opportunities I was afforded as a girl at school and as a young adult, compared to my male peers, I started my own women’s social club in 2017.
And to my surprise membership grew very quickly. I realized that what I had created was not just about football, it was about a safe, inclusive community for girls and women.
In South Africa, the agency of many young girls is removed through a lack of safety and amenities. This is further intensified by the lack of mentors, absent parents and an absence of places outside of school to establish supportive friendships.