URBAN PROGRAMME EGOLI WAVES THE FLAG FOR SQUASH IN SOUTH AFRICA
Egoli Squash engages children from previously disadvantaged communities in an intensive and long-term programme, incorporating squash, fitness, tutoring, community service and mentoring in order to guide them to a better future.
Egoli Squash is a registered public benefit outreach programme of Central Gauteng Squash, supported by the PSA Foundation and uses squash to curb the vicious cycle of poverty and crime for disadvantaged youth aged 8-18 years from the communities of Alexandra, Soweto and the Inner-city.
The inspiration behind their work reads:
‘There is an urgent need to empower young people, especially in the Johannesburg, Inner-city, Soweto and Alex communities where the family unit is being broken down, households are struggling with high unemployment rates, and youth are exposed to environments with crime and violence nearly every day of their lives.
‘Such realities are a central part of the rationale for continuing and expanding our Egoli Squash programme to these disadvantaged communities.’
We caught up with Request from Egoli Squash at the PSA World Tour Finals in Dubai who, thanks to their urban squash programme, was there as a junior coach:
In December 2018, the PSA Foundation also landed in South Africa to deliver a new batch of gear from our Rebound programme.
Rebound is the PSA Foundation’s initiative to recycle usable squash gear to urban and grassroots programmes all over the world. You can find our Rebound buckets at all major PSA World Tour tournaments for spectators and players to donate their old or unwanted squash gear. Alternatively, we are also happy to receive old or unwanted gear posted to us directly at:
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Egoli Squash is just one of many urban squash programmes supported by the PSA Foundation, and thanks to your membership and ongoing support we can help continue to grow programmes like this and the sport around the world.
Professional Squash Association Foundation is a UK registered Charity; Number 1172490
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