By AMOGELANG RAMELA
THE phenomenal 2010 world cup is not just a year and a date that is memorable to South Africa’s calendar but a legacy, a foot print that has left a spot for good sport development in the country football epitomes that development with regard that the world cup in its self was a football tournament.
With grass root football lacking so much in development, there was a need to come up with a plan to combat that and create a productive environment for the whole foundation structure of football.
That at hand the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP LEGACY TRUST finally reached the benevolence of developing football in from grass root level through its funds.
The legacy trustees announced, at the historical stadium FNB that the application of the Trust opens on 1 June 2012 and will remain open for the remaining two month later closing on 31 August.
The Legacy trust was basically established by FIFA as well as SAFA at the end of the 2010 world cup to promote and extend the development and the reach of the game of football within South Africa.
That being so SAFA president Kirsten Nimathandani was happy to receive this plan and said that is with high appreciation that South Africa’s football will reap the fruits of the 2010 World Cup.
“The fund comes at a time when the focus of football South Africa is gazed on the development of football, across all provinces, these trust fund is not meant for SAFA to change its plans to fit the criteria, but to better what is already at hand” addressed Kirsten.
General manager of the Trust fund Greg Fredeicks gave an outline of the process of how the trust will operate, the applicants will submit their proposals and then the evaluation team will look if the applicant qualifies for the Funds.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy trust will fund applications along the lines of football development programmes, education which will include bursaries for footballers, health as well as humanitarian causes.