When I first joined Badgers I was a bit shy because I was one of the youngest on the team, but I’ve realised that this community is so welcoming and really just feels like a big family.

JadeU16 Badger, Right Wing

I’ve learnt that not only boys are good at soccer, even girls are good.
I feel happy and excited to play football. I have learnt to play well.

QiqaU16 Badger, Centre Attacking Mid

These days in our communities we do not have many opportunities to join sports clubs.
As a girl who lives in Khayelitsha, being able to belong to the Badgers Academy gives me great pride.

LisakhanyaU16 Badger, Centre Mid

Beyond getting your run on, Badgers refuels me with all the good stuff I can’t always get from the rest of the world.
When you celebrate everyone’s ability, anyone can feel like they’re able to do great things.

LeonBadger, Volunteer, Referee

Joining Badgers Academy was the best decision I made this year. I knew from the Open Day that I would love it because the coaches and the teammates were so welcoming.
I am so excited to be a part of an all women’s soccer team because it is so inspiring seeing women taking over male dominated spaces.

SadiyahU16 Badger, Centre Back

This football club is not just about football, but also about building and empowering young women, and in today’s generations a lot of girls need that, including myself. Football is a way of forgetting all the problems you may have and you can be yourself .

CourtneeU16 Badger, Goalkeeper

Badgers has built a community that is inclusive, diverse and a safe space for all to express themselves through football.

To be seen and empowered through football at Badgers is an important part of what keeps this community growing from strength to strength!

CallieSenior Badger, Volunteer