Project Description

REPORT: 

Teams started arriving at 7am on a mild winter’s day in Port Elizabeth and play got off to a start just before 10 after the players took the #NoExcuse pledge and sang the national anthem.

  • Throughout the day spectators drifted in and out to enjoy the action. None of the standby medics were needed as the officials controlled play well.

  • Our camera lady Leigh captured testimonies from players, officials and spectators enthusing about the event and the importance of the message it carried.

  • The final match was a hard fought and passionate affair which ended in a penalty shoot out and much celebration as the winning team received the trophy.

  • A highly successful event ended with the #NoExcuse message carried back into many communities by tired yet inspired participants.

  • Throughout the day spectators drifted in and out to enjoy the action. None of the standby medics were needed as the officials controlled play well.

  • Our camera lady Leigh captured testimonies from players, officials and spectators enthusing about the event and the importance of the message it carried.

  • The final match was a hard fought and passionate affair which ended in a penalty shoot out and much celebration as the winning team received the trophy.

  • A highly successful event ended with the #NoExcuse message carried back into many communities by tired yet inspired participants.

WE CAN COME TOGETHER TO FIGHT AND ELIMINATE GBV.

Participant

“IF WE STAND AND UNITE AS ONE, WE ARE GOING TO OVERPOWER CRIME.

Participant

WOMEN STAND AND OVERCOME A LOT OF THINGS, BUT US MEN ARE AFRAID.

Participant

WE NEED TO TELL EACH OTHER AS MEN THAT, MY BROTHER, YOU ARE A GOOD PERSON. HONOUR EACH OTHER.

Zizipho Mtwesi, FAN Project Co-Ordinator

WE CAN COME TOGETHER TO FIGHT AND ELIMINATE GBV.

Participant

“IF WE STAND AND UNITE AS ONE, WE ARE GOING TO OVERPOWER CRIME.

Participant

WOMEN STAND AND OVERCOME A LOT OF THINGS, BUT US MEN ARE AFRAID.

Participant

WE NEED TO TELL EACH OTHER AS MEN THAT, MY BROTHER, YOU ARE A GOOD PERSON. HONOUR EACH OTHER.

Zizipho Mtwesi, FAN Project Co-Ordinator

If we can heal each other, we could be a better country.

– Participant

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