Lynedoch United Football Club
- By: Shaun Claasen
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/lynedoch-united-football-club
The Lynedoch United Football Club (LUFC) meets twice a week, where 70 youth train and exercise to partake in matches in the Stellenbosch LFA over weekends. There is also a senior soccer team with 23 members. This team competes in the Promotional League which is managed by SAFA Cape Winelands.
For many of the youth part of the LUFC, this is the only opportunity to participate in a team sport within the Lynedoch valley. Apart from the physical exercise enjoyed by the youth, being part of a team has helped to foster a spirit of camaraderie, brotherhood and discipline in the young members. As their coach Shaun Claasen, so aptly states: “It’s not about winning or losing but more about taking a lesson from the results, good or bad and trying to improve in the next match.”
Sports are so important not only for the health and wellbeing of children, but also building positive self-esteem and confidence that comes with engaging in active and team sports. Sport develops the values of perseverance, commitment and team work, as well as the learning of life lessons both on and off the field.
- Jul 27, 2018 - R 1 028.20
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The Sustainability Institute Trust
Founded in 1999, the Institute is an international living and learning centre for theory and practice in values based, entrepreneurially empowered action towards positive social impact and ecological restoration. Our focus on children is centred within the Lynedoch Children’s House, SPARK Lynedoch Primary School and Lynedoch Youth programmes.