Cape Town, 2016-09-26

PLAY HANDBALL ZA (PHZA) will be hosting the PLAY HANDBALL SuperCup on the 29th of October 2016, in Johannesburg and on the 19th of November in Cape Town, supported by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).

PHZA is a sports and development organisation founded in 2013 in South Africa and is using handball to create positive change for children and communities. We are providing the knowledge on how to implement Handball in schools and how to combine it with life skills. We aim to support community based organisations and schools with equipment and volunteers to implement this approach.

In Johannesburg 15 teams from various areas of Gauteng are registered to participate in the three age categories as well, although the Primary School Mix U14 has the most registered teams.

Over 250 children from Cape Town Central up to Franschhoek are expected to participate in the SuperCup in Cape Town on Saturday, the 19th of November 2016, under the three age categories; Primary School Mix U14, High School Girls U16 and High Shool Boys U 16.

In educational workshops prior to the tournament, teachers and coaches were trained in handball in school and environmental tasks were given to the participating schools. Teams are challenged to develop ideas of how they can contribute to a clean and healthy environment as their “entry fee” to participate in the tournament. Teams shall collect waste in their communities, schools and/ or around their field and find new innovative ways how to avoid, dispose or recycle it. The most creative ideas around waste avoidance, disposal and/or recycling will be awarded with a “Green Award” on the day of the tournament.

More than 60 participants attended the workshops in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Stellenbosch throughout September. Candice Mostert from Waste-ED joined Nicola Scholl (PHZA) in facilitating the integrated workshop about Waste Management and Handball.

The German International Schools in Cape Town & Johannesburg will be hosting the tournament at their outdoor-sport field.

The tournament is open to the public, audiences are invited to come and watch the games and show support for the young athletes.

The SuperCup is the first climate-neutral handball tournament series in South Africa that is aiming to reach out with sport to the youth and bring kids from various schools and cultural backgrounds together and to educate them at the same time about the environment.

This innovative project initiated by PHZA is carried out in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the Deutscher Handballbund (DHB), as well as the Deutsche Sporthochschule Koeln (DSHS). Local partners such as WESSA, WASTE-ED, Soil for Life and Greenpop leverage the event in Cape Town with their expertise and know-how.

 

Details for the tournament:

Johannesburg

Date: Saturday, 29th of October 2016, 9 am-5 pm

Place: German International School, 11 Sans Souci Rd, Johannesburg. (Sportfield)

Cape Town

Date: Saturday, 19th of November 2016, 9 am-5 pm

Place: German International School, 28 Bay View Avenue, Tamboerskloof. (Sportfield)

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