Youth Month Message from President Bennett Bailey.

Youth Month Message from President Bennett Bailey.


 News,15  June  2018, Celebrating Youth Month






Sport and physical education are fundamental to the early development of children and youth and the skills learned during play, physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people. Through participation in sport and physical education, young people must learn about the importance of key values such as:

  • Honesty
  • Teamwork
  • Fair play
  • Respect for themselves and others
  • Adherence to rules

For youth to participate in football there are many factors that come into play. To best understand these reasons we have to examine some of the barriers.

Personal barriers are usually under the control of the participant. These could include motivation, lack of time, energy levels, education, and self-efficacy. Modifying ones’ behavior can have a positive influence on creating good habits.

Environmental barriers such as a lack of facilities, unsafe neighborhoods, weather, and occupation can influence sports participation, as they are not under the control of the individual. Supportive policies, safe facilities, and financial resources can limit this barrier.

Social barriers such as socioeconomic status, family influence and culture can limit involvement due to cost and attitudes towards participation. Proper financial and information resources can minimize these outcomes.


Bennett Bailey

SAFA Cape Town



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