Football For Hope

’20 Centres for 2010” is the Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. The objective of the Football for Hope Movement is to establish a quality seal for sustainable social and human development programmes working with football as the central tool in the areas of Health Promotion, Peace Building, Anti-Discrimination & Social Integration, Children’s Rights & Education and the Environment, thus supporting best practice in the field.Learn more about the Football for Hope Program.

Program Updates:

Jul 12, 2012

Construction for the first Football for Hope Centre in the Khayelitsha township of Cape Town has started in May. This 200 square meter building and adjacent 20×40 meter artificial turf pitch, constructed by Drucan, will enable local organisations in underprivileged communities to promote education and public health through football-related programmes. The Centre Host is the South Africa-based organisation Grassroot Soccer that uses football as a tool to fight HIV/AIDS. The centre, designed by local Cape Town architects arG Design, is slated to be completed in November 2009, in time for the Football for Hope Centre Kick Off inauguration ceremony on December 5th immediately following the 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM Final Draw.