Stellenbosch Football Club

Stellenbosch FC to compete in SASOL Women’s League

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Stellenbosch Football Club is proud to announce that the Club will compete in the 2024 SASOL Women’s League!

Stellenbosch Football Club has purchased the franchise of Stellenbosch University, and as part of the agreement, the two entities have formed a unique collaboration aimed at advancing the development of women’s football in Stellenbosch and the wider Cape Winelands community.

“Core to our Club’s vision is to build a sustainable football pathway for the region and to be a catalyst for social upliftment,” said Rob Benadie, CEO of Stellenbosch Football Club.

“We want to see the females in our catchment area provided the same opportunities as the males to play and compete at the highest levels of football in South Africa. The decision to establish a women’s team alongside Stellenbosch University is the latest step towards accomplishing that vision and is one that we are excited to see come to fruition.”

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The Club would like to extend its gratitude to Stellenbosch University for their invaluable role in this partnership, and for their shared belief in the transformative power of sport and the pursuit of sporting excellence.

By joining forces, we hope to create an environment where Stellenbosch becomes a destination town for women footballers in our country and a platform upon which they can thrive both on and off the field of play.

Ilhaam Groenewald, Chief Director of Maties Sport at Stellenbosch University confirms the University’s commitment to empowering women through sport. “The partnership with Stellenbosch Football Club marks a pivotal moment in advancing women’s football, with a pipeline that combines education and sport.

“Together, we are committed to building a legacy where every player identified to join the club, every goal scored, and every moment experienced becomes a step forward in creating a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls in football.”

Experienced Head Coach Nathan Peskin will lead the Stellenbosch FC Ladies Team into their first-ever fixture this weekend when they take on Badgers Academy FC in the opening match of Stream B in the 2024 SASOL League season.

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