Academy students head to Washington DC
Two Kick4Life Academy students Bataung Molefi and Bakuena Ramakatsa have expressed their excitement to be given an opportunity to attend football and academic camps in the United States of America.
They will spend four weeks going through intense camping at the the Calverton School and DC United Residential Academy in Washington DC. The link was established via former Country Director Rhett Power, who is now based the US capital.
Ramakatsa said: “It’s another journey, a new challenge that I am ready for. Fortunately at the moment in the Academy, we are being shaped in the right path in terms of performing well in the pitch, staying focused in our academics and understanding that our actions do affect not only us but also those around us.”
Bataung and Bakuena were selected for this prestigious opportunity by being the highest badge winners in 2017, the inaugural year. This means they consistently performed well and engaged excellently in all areas of the program - character development, academics and football.
Academy Director Lepekola Seetane said: "I am hopeful that this will encourage more of our Academy students to envision themselves abroad and to continue to work hard both in the classroom and in football".