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.

Featured Dreams:

Funding:
Required: R 60,000.00
Received: R 47,250.00
Outstanding: R 12,750.00
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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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Funding:
Required: R 400,000.00
Received: R 290.00
Outstanding: R 399,710.00
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ComMin Soccer Field Dream (211)

A field where a communities dream can be realised. A place of common ground between rich and poor, black and white, brown and yellow, advantaged and disadvantaged. A level ground where everyone has an opportunity to reach their destiny.

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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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2013-11-04

Team Work Makes the Dream Work

Wingfield Primary School Soccer Field

At Dreamfields we love it when a plan comes together, when a passing movement involving the whole team gets you through tough defence, and ends in a goal.

Our work is hugely satisfying but the construction of a beautiful field of dreams in Cape Town’s Kensington community has given us special pleasure. This was teamwork at its very best.

The story began in Holland with Henk Breunissen, a field-building expert, whose company Happy Feet Sports Systems has given Dreamfields technical advice since 2008. “Somehow I feel attached to South Africa,” he says of a country he first visited as a tourist. “And as I want to contribute to a better life, a better community, I wondered how to do this.”

Henk told us he could lay his hands on a lightly-used artificial grass pitch which was ours if we could ship it over and find a good community project to make use of it.

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