|Club||Darryl Lotter||Mpumalanga Black Aces||Johannesburg||-|
|High School||Cindy Niken|
U13 player of the year, 1st year at academy (2011). Attended u15 'Nike Cup' at 14 and 15 years of age, twice in a row. Attended and completed the Manchester City Football training camp (2014). Attended 'Engen Knockout Challenge' u17 twice (2013 and 2014)
u15 captain, 2nd year. U15 captain 3rd year. I have played centre back, both fullbacks, centre defensive midfield, attacking midfield and both wings from 2010-2015 for school, academy and club. I can play almost all positions very well, born right footed but worked hard to become both. My favourite position and the position i do best in is centre attacking midfield. Half way line volley goal of the season on 30th September 2014 (footage to be uploaded)
On the field i am very quiet. I do not shout at others for their mistakes. But i do praise players when they do well. And encourage them when they should be doing better. At trainings i try to do my best and put in 110% and this indirectly motivates my team mates. At school, even more so. I am one of the best in my school and i have been in the starting XI soccer team from a very young age. Now that i am a senior in the team i have to lead and have a lot of insight to give as i also play outside/academy soccer.
At school, off the field, I am part of the leadership team for 2015. I was elected to run President but fell short. And soccer teaching me life lessons too taught me that there will be others suited for the job, but you should work even harder to get back up and become better and eventually the best. I cannot change the fact that i am not President for 2015, but i can use what i learnt in other life situations. Be it at work and most importantly in sports or soccer.
Now that i have reached the stage where i have to take my soccer career extra serious, i have to make sure that my performance doesn't drop at all. My academy team is one of the finest in the province, we came 1st in our league. Steps are also being made for it to be the best in the country. We now have gym facilities on the premises and four fully functional 11 v 11 fields and a 5v5 astro turf. The fact that the club is within 8/10km from school and from home makes it all that much easier to get to the fields. And if not, there is a park that is 2km away from my home which has three 11 v 11 fields. Because of this, it is very easy to pursue my healthy athletic performance as a student-athlete. At school it is mandatory for students to take at least one sport. I take three, soccer, athletics and swimming occasionally. Our family is well off enough that we can afford to have a healthy diet plan which is given to us by our academy coaches.
I enrolled into a program called, President's Award. With this you get certificates and badges if you complete their criteria. The criteria includes partaking in; a sport, soccer; a skill, iSchool Africa (a research task that taught us how to film and present short informative movie clips etc. using Apple products); and community service. Taking part in the President's Award group has made me gain communication and skills and many life lessons like dedicating yourself to a cause. I have completed ±150 hours of recorded community service that i have enjoyed thoroughly. My school, Sacred Heart College, is in connection with a refugee start up school called the 'Three2Six School'. The Three2Six school gives refugee kids coming from struggled backgrounds who can't obtain the documents to learn in South Africa a chance to gain a bit of knowledge. I have been apart of this school/project for 3 years and i have made many friends from grade 1 to grade 6.