Stellenbosch Football Club

Stellies duo called-up for South Africa U-16 duty


The Stellenbosch F.C. Academy duo of Jordan Hendriks and Roger Willems have been called up the South Africa National U-16 team for an upcoming youth tournament in Poland.

  • Hendriks and Willems are Stellenbosch F.C.’s two representatives in the latest SA U-16 squad.
  • The national team is set to play Northern Ireland, Luxembourg and Poland, in Poland later this month.

Hendriks, who hails from Idas Valley, Stellenbosch, and Eerste Rivier-born Willems have been named as part of the national U-16 team who have been invited to participate in an international youth tournament in Poland alongside Luxembourg and Northern Ireland.

The tournament, which has been made possible through a collaborative effort between the South African Football Association and UEFA Assist, is set to get underway on 27 March 2023 when South Africa take on Northern Ireland, before playing the hosts and Luxembourg on 29 March and 1 April, respectively.

Hendriks and Willems are set to depart with the team on 25 March and will return to South Africa on 3 April. Stellenbosch F.C. would like to wish them and the rest of the SA U-16 team the best of luck as they represent the country abroad.