|Barkerville Primary school made history when they won the DANONE Nations Cup and will be the first team from the Eastern Cape to represent South Africa in the World Finals taking place in Madrid, Spain, from 5th to 10th July.Barkerville Primary was undoubtedly the best team on the day winning all their League games to top Group A clinching a spot in the final.
South Africa And Mexico Emerge As Danone Nations Cup Champions
It was a grand finale to the Danone Nations Cup World Cup final at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto today when South Africa were crowned the 2009 and Mexico the 2010 champions of this, the biggest tournament for kids in the world.
Over the last 10 years, the Danone Nations Cup has become the biggest and best known international soccer tournament for children under 12. This tournament, a fantastic human adventure, is driven by Danone’s commitment to provide a sustainable platform for children’s health and wellbeing.
Each year, more than 2.5 million children from over 40 countries, including South Africa, participate in the Danone Nations Cup.
Beyond the boundaries of sport, this event, now destined to travel all around the globe, commits to giving children a good reason to believe in their dreams.
The South African Tournament:
- 12 years of participation
- Over 2,500 schools participating
- Over 35,000 kids participating
- 9 Provincial Tournaments
- 1 National Final
- 14 kids in the World Final Winning Team
- 1 ambassador: Neil Tovey
- Official partner: SASFA – South African Schools Football Association
The International Tournament:
For more information, visit www.danonenationscup.com
- 12th edition
- 40 countries participating
- 2,500,000 children between 10 and 12 years of age participating each year
- Over 35,000 schools and 20,000 clubs involved throughout the world in 2009
- 1,200 players in Johannesburg over 4 days in October 2010
- 1 World Final day at Orlando Stadium on 03 October
- 700,000 spectators throughout the world 30,000 spectators at the World Final
- 250 international journalists expected at Orlando Stadium
- 1 prestigious ambassador: Zinédine Zidane