Tomorrow Plumtree town will roar to life as the 3rd season of the Building Youth Through Soccer BYS Academy U16 Tournament will be happening at Plumtree High School.
In this year’s tournament, six teams, totalling over one hundred players will have an opportunity to shine and compete in front of guests, stakeholders, sponsors, and coaches. The competition will not have money but rather have a trophy and medals, individual performance prizes, and vouchers to spend at Plumtree Bakery Supermarket & Wholesale, one of the sponsors.
This year, the academy partnered with an American academy called Rush, with over 32,000 players globally. Rush is an international sports organization focused on the development of soccer players around the world. Rush will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of BYS tournaments and also offer great opportunities in the form of international sponsorships for the players. The organisation will also be redistributing donated equipment to BYS players and other teams in the community.
The BYS Academy mission is to identify soccer talent in underprivileged communities and help young players reach their maximum potential on and off the field. To fulfil this mission, the Academy partners with international and local organizations to facilitate growth and regular exposure of youth soccer talent in underprivileged areas.
According to the founder footballer star Lucky ‘Malala’ Mkosana who is based in the US. “The Academy intends to set the benchmark for youth football administration standards in Africa. BYS strives in every way to become a leader in the development of young soccer players by continually raising the standards of players and coaches in Africa’s diverse countries. BYS aims to identify, nurture, and manage Africa’s youth soccer talent by ensuring that all Africans get equal opportunities in regards to training and scouting exposure. We are not just giving BYS players a platform but other schools and academies around Plumtree town, the home of BYS Academy. We thank all our partners and BYS aims to continue building relationships and partnerships in the U.S that share the same vision.”
Partners and potential sponsors that can’t make the trip to Zimbabwe will have a chance to see the tournament footage and it will also be shared with schools and academies in the U.S.
For more info go to www.BYSAcademy.com