SAFA Cape Winelands Langebaan Workshop

Just like any successful organization in the world to take stock of where it was with regard to it’s long term vision Safa Cape Winelands held it’s very successful Regional Strategic Planning Session Meeting at the Country Estate in Langebaan on the weekend of the 27 & 28 March 2021 to exactly do the same but craft a new and more pragmatic vision that, whilst falling in line with the Safa National 2022 Vision would go beyond for Safa Cape Winelands, dubbed Vision 2024.

The strategic planning session was attended by all members of the REC and Presidents and or Secretaries of the Local Football Associations in the region and these are, Safa Breede Valley (Worcester), Safa Drakenstein (Paarl), Safa Langeberg (Ashton), Safa Stellenbosch & Safa Wittenberg (Ceres), the icing on the cake was that it was addressed by the very energetic, hardworking and ambitious President of Safa Overberg, Mr T Modipa who is also a member of the Safa National Executive, the enigmatic and very knowledgeable Coach in Abbubakar Solomons and others that really added value to the discussions and the vision that Safa Cape Winelands set for itself,

At the strategic planning session Safa Cape Winelands was self-critical about it’s regression in terms of football development in the area and it’s leading position in the Province but vowed to work very hard in making up lost ground to regions such as Safa Cape Town and Safa Overberg, the springboard for this was the fact that the region now boasted two ABC Motsepe Provincial League teams in Battalions FC and Mbekweni Sundowns FC and a DSTV Premier Soccer League outfit in STELLENBOSCH FC, region wanted to build on this and make sure that on a positional point of view that the region add on those two teams but also make sure that it soon gets a representative in the NFD whilst increasing it’s participation in the PSL, whilst it also acknowledged that this is not entirely dependet on it only, as other social partners need to come in, but that if it perfoms it’s duty of creating an enabling environment that this will be possible by 2024. It also committed itself in spending more time and resources on youth and women development, to have Regional Leagues on junior leagues but also make use of the institutions like the STELLENBOSCH Academy of Sport, the University of Stellenbosch with it’s world recognized facilities, Boland College and others to nurture the young people and make sure that they reach their potential and represent the region in all national platforms,

With the Motsepe foundations in school football to also build on that and make sure that our schools deprive the maximum benefit from those opportunities and this is greatly encouraged by our own Paul Roos School which was recently knocked out by the prestigious Wynberg High in the Provincial Playoffs.

The Strategic Planning Session emphasized the issue of unity and running our football with the interest of development and the community at heart, to employ corporate governance and sound financial accountability systems in place,