Dreams flourish with One World Futbol

Martin Ndahepele (left), and team mates Katjiuomukuau Tjiroze and Uzuvira Karuoombe warm up before a game using the One World Futbol soccer ball. All three are from Otjomuise Primary School.

Keen young soccer players from twelve schools in Katutura were treated to a day of soccer last weekend when One World Furbol in collaboration with the Dreamfields Project and the Chevrolet Ute Force brought them together for the Chevrolet Day of Play at the Katutura Youth Centre.

In partnership with the Dreamfields Project and the General Motors dealership group in Namibia, the Auas Motor Group, the soccer tournament promotes community participation with the support of the Namibian Schools Sport Union (NSSU).
The participating teams received brand new soccer kit, soccer boots, and One World Futbols, the soccer balls that are ultra-durable and nearly indestructible.
According to Tim Hendon, Chevrolet brand manager, Chevrolet’s Day of Play is a rally for communities to unite and to bring the beautiful game of soccer to the heart of the community for everyone to enjoy. “Through Play, everyone’s possibilities can become beautiful realities,” said Hendon.
Chevrolet works with organisations like Dreamfields, soccer coaches and children in regions around the world to foster play by creating soccer leagues and hosting coaching clinics. Hendon said the Katutura event is one of many that took place around the world in recent months. “In the last two years Chevrolet has brought play to over 30 million youth worldwide and we are grateful to have this opportunity in Namibia” he said.
Gawie Koekemoer, Auas Motors Director Sales and Marketing, said the success of the day’s tournament is largely attributed to the collaboration with Chevrolet, the Dreamfields Project and the NSSU.
“Seeing the enthusiasm of so many youngsters and the enjoyment and excitement the game of football brings to all, shows the success of the Day of Play. We are honoured to have been part of it.”