Lavender Hill Football Club (LHFC) was established in 2018, born of a family club called Islanders FC. Islanders only had an under-12 and under-14 division, but with the creation of LHFC, eight teams across the ages groups Under-8 to Under-18, as well as a 1st Division...
My wife Anne and I visited South Africa early in 2018, and witnessed the extreme poverty and dangerous conditions in the Cape Flats townships. We returned home thinking and praying about how we might help the children and families there.
Four gangs occupy the township. It’s territory war. And the territory is small. It’s street on street, corner on corner. People can not be blind to Lavender Hill. It’s about shining a huge spotlight on the beauty amongst the conflict.
Cameron Isaacs and Thahir Corker are both 6 years old. They’ve seen the older kids playing soccer. They wear old and torn sneakers but have great ambitions, They need soccer boots and somewhere safe to play. Not a big ask, but a tough one to deliver in Lavender Hill.
Living in poverty is tough, indescribable and difficult to escape. Even more so if your baby is born prematurely and needs special care. This is little Magdelene’s story and the challenges her parents face bringing her up in Lavender Hill.