End of the year games
In June Helderberg Academy and Joy Academy played two soccer matches against each other. This was such a great experience that we decided to team up again and play another 2 matches between the seniors and juniors.
A beautiful day in November started off with a great competition between the Senior teams of the Helderberg Academy and Joy Academy. Using some juniors in certain positions did not lower the level of play, resulting in a fabulous first half. Not many chances, but a high percentage of possession together with quality passing dominated the first half. It was for slight chances and a high individual skill that resulted in a goal for Joy Academy as they took the lead. A miscommunication between defenders led to an equalizer just before half-time. After half time it was all Joy Academy dominating the pitch. Winning ever loose ball, every 50-50 situation, take took a hold of the game using extremely dangerous counters and winning the match by 3 goals to 1.
After the seniors set the tone, it was up to the junior to live up to the high anticipated match. It was Joy Academy once again, pacing at the same speed as their seniors, smooth and swift counter attacks and using great balls skills to attack Helderberg Academy’s goal. This lead to two quick goals by Joy Academy, ending the first half in 2-0.
Trying to regroup in time for the second half, but again it was Joy Academy that came out blazing. With swift combination and take advantage of the opportunity it was Joy Academy that scored yet again twice. A great day for soccer in which competitiveness, team work and character were all tested.
Awards and prizes
At Helderberg Academy, we love to reward good behavior, commitment and great attitudes. After the games between Eerste River and Lwandle, we nominated a few players to receive their prizes. Through a donation, we gave them true, nice Liverpool FC jerseys. For Eerste River the prizes went to Saygrin, Keenan and Tanaka, because they showed the best commitment, attitude and dedication to the game. They were worth recipients of the nomination and the prizes.
For Lwandle it was Bahle, Yamkela and Unathi that took the prizes because of their sheer commitment to the team, the coaches and the game. All of the prizes winners were delighted with their prizes, but they had earned it themselves.