On the 26th of November 2011 our annual YAPS indoor soccer tournament took place. 15 teams arrived at the Randburg Soccer 5’s indoor soccer fields looking forward to a day of good spirited, competitive football all in the name of having fun and helping out SAVF and Abraham Kriel (the charities that were selected to be the primary beneficiaries from the 2011 tournament).
The teams were split into 2 groups and the games began, with The Pedros hard at play to defend their title (winners of the 2010 YAPS Charity Soccer Tournament).
Lunch time arrived with a visit from the Abraham Kriel children. YAPS goal was to ensure that the children had fun, so a soccer game was organised for them where some of our YAPS members took part. The children were then given lunch compliments of YAPS, as well as a cap and water bottle compliments of CIB.
Then crunch time came and the 2 top teams from each group were decided to battle it out in the semi-finals. The Pedros & Boca Juniors from Group A and FC Prowlers & All Stars from Group B.
FC Prowlers and The Pedros made it into the final and had to battle it out for the R4,000 winners cheque. It was a close game with the final score being 1 – 0 to FC prowlers who had managed to beat the defending champs.
FC Prowlers picked up their gold medals and the R4,000 prize money. The Pedros walked away with their R2,000 runners-up cheque along with their silver medals. While Boca Juniors walked away with R1000 as holders of third place and their bronze medals. What an awesome day it was with R3000 being donated to SAVF and Abraham Kriel.
We look forward to next year’s tournament and the next YAPS event in order to get as many Portuguese in our large Gauteng Portuguese community together in an effort to enrich our culture, make friends and of course to help those that are less fortunate than us. After all, that is what YAPS is all about.
Thanks to all our sponsors as well as all those who came out to support us. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did. We look forward to seeing you soon!