Freeway Football

The Freeway Football project is the name of the context of both a fact and phenomenon. The Freeway provides the backdrop on which this story of the human spirit is painted. Football is the theme that brings the facts and phenomenon of poverty in this project to life. Freeway Football intends to provide a platform to all participants where these facts can be realistically overcome and a new phenomenon can be born.

An informal football league has developed organically alongside the N2 Highway between the Cape Town airport and Somerset West. It is made up largely of young guys, playing in a league consisting of multiple organised teams with names and coaches. The setting is fantastic as the games happen literally on the side of the highway. It is a living story of how the human spirit triumphs despite the poverty that surrounds it.