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In 2002, a young man, Lennox Matiwane, and his brother Ellias, launched a sports initiative out of their home and backyard shed to give the neighborhood boys and girls an alternative to the conditions around them.

City Masters Sports Club was formed under seemingly impossible odds.

In 2010, Maurice Podbrey, a Canadian/South African, living in Cape Town was approached to help develop the club and to supervise its financial management.

The non-profit “Pauline Podbrey Foundation” was registered in memory of his sister and a year later, with the support of the Canadian Government, a clubhouse was erected in the Matiwanes’ home site.

It contains an office, meeting hall, washing facilities, library and solar heaters. Most importantly, it opened the club to new initiatives, embracing sport, education, cultural and health concerns.

A management team of four and six coaches all live in the township and are deeply committed to its welfare.

The clubhouse has become the hub for the whole community.

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