Press release: Saai
The Mark Fish Foundation will be hosting the Game of Stars farm workers’ soccer league on 19 October 2019 at The Ranch Resort in Polokwane. The Mark Fish Foundation embarked on an initiative in 2018 to use football as a platform to build bridges between communities – and, therefore, cultural and social differences. This year the Game of Stars farm workers’ soccer league hosted five district tournaments – where 47 matches were played and an impressive 117 goals were scored – to determine the top 10 teams that will battle it out at the finals for the coveted Limpopo Trophy.
“The Game of Stars tournament creates a sporting culture on farms; it builds relationships between farm workers themselves and with their employer. It also uplifts skillsets and provides players with a platform to showcase their talent,” says Mark Fish, who will be officiating the event.
Game of Stars uses the quick-paced fast-footy football format and is a collaborative effort between the Mark Fish Foundation, Agri Limpopo, Saai and Farmboek. Games will be broadcast on DigiTV, as well as on StarSat.
A team will be selected by Fish and advisors after the finals to practice for a week and play a friendly game against SuperSport United in the first week of November. This game will also be streamed to DigiTV and StarSat.