Direkteur van Sokker | Director of Soccer
Inligting | Information
Coaches and players work consistently to provide the boys with an identity as a Grey College student and to holistically develop them into strong young men both on and off the field.
Football skills have also been improved on the field as this is vital to the growth of Grey College Football. Having to compete against very good football schools in the Bloemfontein Region, Free State province & traveling to compete in different provinces in South Africa.
Mr. Ricardo Katza is the Director of Soccer. He is an experienced former international player and coach and some of his achievements include 19 appearances for South Africa (Bafana Bafana) of which 8 appearances as the captain; captain of SuperSport United FC for 9 seasons; 221 first class appearances; head coach of SuperSport United U/19 Academy; assistant coach of SuperSport United FC senior team and assistant coach of U/23 Multichoice Diski Challenge team. He also holds a CAF A coaching license and two international coaching certificates from Holland and the UK. Mr. Katza had already shown great initiative and our soccer players are already benefitting from his holistic approach to coaching.
The home of Grey College Football, Windmill Park, has been renovated and the clubhouse looks great together with new change rooms and a football office.
Gebeure | Events
– 28 February – 1 March: RK2 Challenge Cup in Bloemfontein
– 19-23 September: Nedbank Grey College Soccer Tournament
Uitslae | Results
A very successful football season took place from March to September 2019. Coaches and players worked tremendously hard to give the players an identity as Grey College players and to holistically develop them into strong young men. The number of soccer players has increased in 2019 from 70 to 120 boys. The football has improved on the field as this is vital to the growth of Grey College Football.
The school competed against very strong football schools in the Bloemfontein Region, Free State Province and also travelled to compete in different provinces in South Africa. We have been identified as a Sports Focus School by the Free State Province and SAFA which bodes well for the future of soccer at the school.
We started on 2 April 2019 with a six weeks cycle to introduce football development at Grey College. This is a professional academy programme used worldwide in professional academies. This provided our coaches with the necessary guidelines to help develop our boys on the field in the four Football Aspects a player needs namely Physical, Mental, Tactical and Technical and Social.
Professional academies, as well as universities across South Africa, have shown much interest in our 1st team players. This speaks volumes of our boys’ holistic development on and off the field. Tlotlo Hlaheng and Ashley Bunyaz were invited to Ajax Cape Town for a week of trials whilst Amer Shaat, Lutho Maneli, Wayland Henney, Ashley Bunyaz and Lesedi Mokwena were all invited to Bloemfontein Celtics u/21 professional team. They were also offered contracts.
Grey College Soccer enjoyed a very successful season: the 1st team were the winners of the u/19 Wynberg Festival; runners up at the u/18 Engen Knockout Challenge; came 4th at the u/19 St. David’s Tournament; made the semi finals at the u/19 Kay Motsepe Regional Competition; achieved 3rd place at the u/18 Lemo Cup and ended the season on a high by winning the u/18 Nedbank Grey College Soccer Tournament in September for the first time since the inception of this prestigious tournament.
The u/15 team achieved 3rd places in the Brebner Nedbank Tournament; the u/15 Coke Cup Regional tournament as well as the u/15 St. David’s tournament.
The following boys and staff performed particularly well this year:
Lesedi Mokwena, Eagen Vollenhoven, Henka Scheepers: selected as members of the Team of the Tournament at the u/19 Wynberg Football Festival.
Onalenna Lukhu: Grey College Football 2019 Young Player of the Year
Kananelo Reletooane: Grey College Football 2019 Most Dedicated Player of the Year
Lesedi Mokwena: Grey College Football 2019 Best Player of the Year
Ofentse Mpiwa: u/18 Engen Knockout Challenge Midfielder of the Tournament
Mojalefa Tadi: u/15 Free State Schools’ Captain
Wayland Henney: u/17 Free State Schools’ Captain (3rd Place in IPT)
Mr. Ricardo Katza: Coach of the Tournament at the u/19 Wynberg Football Festival; Coach of u/15 Free State Schools’ Team (Runners Up in IPT)
1st Team – Coach R. Katza & Coach T. Goeieman
– U18 Engen Knockout Challenge 2018 – Runners up 2nd place
– U19 St. David’s Tournament 2018 – Runners up 2nd place
– U19 Kay Motsepe – Semi-finals Bloemfontein region
– U16 Jeppe Tournament – winners
-U19 Grey College Nedbank tournament 2018 – position 11 out of 24
-U17 – Coach Joseph Morena Mokgatla
-LEMO Cup 2018 – ¼ Finals
-U15 – Coach Malefetsane Modupe
-U15 Coke Cola Regional runners up – 2nd place
-U15 St. David’s – 3rd place
-U14 – Coach T. Goeieman & Shaun Human (team manager)
-U14 Brebner ITEC winners
-U14 Macdonald’s Regional runners up – 2nd
-U18 Engen Knockout Challenge:
-Lesedi Mokwena – Goal Keeper and Player of the Tournament
-Ricardo Katza – Coach of the Tournament
Camp Discovery (MVP- Most valuable player in the age group)
-Litha Siyabonga Cengcani – MVP u14
-Onalenna Lukhu – MVP u/15
-Tlotlo Mmeko – MVP u/17
Grey College Football
-Onalenna Lukhu – Young Player of the Year
-Kananelo Reletooane – Most Dedicated Player of the Year
-Lesedi Mokwena – Best Player of the Year and the CHJ Marais Cup for the Highest Achievement in Sport in grade 10.
Nedbank Grey College Football Festival u19
-Lutho Maneli – Midfielder of the Tournament
-Ricardo Katza – Coach of the tournament. He will accompany the team selected at the u19 Grey College Nedbank Football Festival 2018 to Spain in 2019.
Lutho Maneli, Lerato Makhale, Lesedi Mokwena & Thuto Maloka were invited to attend trials at the Bidvest Wits FC professional academy.