Our Dream

“When I play soccer, I feel joy inside.” Those words from Lebogang, a matric student in Tshisahulu village in Venda, sum up what the Dreamfields Project is all about. Since our launch in October 2007, we have been working flat out to spread that joy — and many people, ranging from corporations to small companies to kids with huge hearts, are helping us to do that.

Dreamfields builds dreams in three different ways:

DreamBags provide schools with a complete set of kit including boots, everything a team needs to walk out onto the field, ready to take on the world.
DreamEvents bring schools, sponsors and the community together for a tournament, an exhilarating all-day celebration of the power of soccer to inspire the best in all of us.
DreamFields represent renewed spaces for young people to play — not just restored soccer fields, but symbols of what communities and their partners can achieve by working together.
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How You Can Help

Thanks to the vision and generosity of our founding partner, BHP Billiton, every Rand you contribute to Dreamfields goes a long way. No contribution is too small and our DreamGrowers range from giant corporations to eight-year-old children, from 60-year-olds celebrating their birthdays to small companies and government departments looking for an opportunity to put back.

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Funding:
Required: R 30,000.00
Received: R 300.00
Outstanding: R 29,700.00
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Running for Goals (409)

Every stride Leepile Motlhaolwa takes on the long Comrades Marathon climb from Durban to Pietermaritzburg will help to grow the dreams of young footballers around South Africa. The person, who drives Dreamfields coaching work, inspiring children and teachers alike, is running South Africa’s toughest race to raise money for our Five-A-Side DreamLeague programme which is transforming football in schools.


Leepile is a fairly quiet fellow. But give him a few footballs and a group of children and he turns into a power station, a strong source of positive energy for everyone around him. “I love working with children,” he says. “It’s the first stage of their development as footballers and it is amazing to contribute to that.”


Leepile’s passion for youth sport is rooted in his own childhood growing up in Tsakane township. He played football but also made his mark as a runner. “In Tsakane I was known as a good athlete. They had never before heard of a 14-year-old running 10km races and doing well.”

Leepile with Kids

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Funding:
Required: R 60,000.00
Received: R 52,615.00
Outstanding: R 7,385.00
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Dreams Unlimited – Generation 2022 (1)

Together, as South Africans, we delivered a breathtaking World Cup in 2010. Now, can we work together to build a breathtaking team, a team that could really challenge for the World Cup in 2022? At Dreamfields we believe that South Africa can – and we’d like you to help.

Dreams Unlimited

The 2010 Fifa World CupTM left millions of South Africans with vivid and lasting memories – among them young footballers from the Driekoppies village in Mpumalanga. We got them tickets to see Ivory Coast play in Nelspruit, and we arranged for Thlakanang Primary from Tembisa - winners of the Dreamfields Cup – to go and watch Brazil at Ellis Park.

By the year 2022, these young boys will be in their mid-20s, just reaching their peak as players. Much now depends on what kind of football they play in the next three years. We believe that well-organised league soccer at school level will do more than anything else to unearth talent and develop stars – and it will immeasurably improve the atmosphere in our schools.

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2014-06-24

Chevrolet Growing Dreams with the Miracle Ball

The Miracle Ball

For Jan Prinsloo, principal at AJC Jooste Combined in the little Free State town of Petrusburg, the problem was simple. And maddening. "We keep on buying soccer balls, one after another, and they are destroyed within a few days," he said. "The reason the balls don't last is because the children play soccer every day, all day."

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2013-11-04

From New York With Love

Kinue

It all began with a bedtime conversation in the upstate New York town of Millbrook, a mother and her young children sharing thoughts about the world and its ways. “The initial idea for Soccer Unites sprouted from a conversation that I had with my two oldest children, Jude and Kaden, who are eight and six,” says Kinue the founder of Dreamfields newest partner Soccer Unites.

“They were complaining about not having a Playstation and a Wii and we discussed the problems many children around the world face like poverty, lack of clean drinking water and disease,” she recalls.

“For one week, Kaden consistently asked me what we were going to do to help these kids and we decided to start an organization. We chose soccer,” Kinue says, “because it is the most popular sport in the world and it would provide us with a good tool to reach as many children as possible.”

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