The Football for Hope Festival 2010 site came to life last Monday when, for the first time, Play Soccer ran its football and life skills programme for the local youth of Alexandra.

A hundred youngsters had been expected to attend, but in the end over 350 turned up! The community is clearly enthusiastic about this new opportunity and it will be a great way of generating excitement about the festival among the residents of Alexandra.

The delegation representing Alexandra at the 2010 festival will be selected from players participating in programmes like Play Soccer in Alexandra - not based on their footballing ability but on their commitment to the programme and their community. 

Every Monday afternoon from now until the start of the 2010 festival, the festival site will resound with football and laughter - getting everyone in just the right mood for your arrival!