Mark Fish Foundation donates soccer balls to high school

Former soccer star Mark Fish said he would return to Lentegeur High School to spend time with the pupils after his foundation made a donation of balls to the soccer team.

The Mark Fish Foundation donated over 30 soccer balls to Lentegeur High School during a visit last Friday, March 11.

Ward 76 Councillor Avron Plaatjies said it was amazing to see the youth connect with the former soccer star.

“He uses football as a way of teaching life skills to young people. We can’t wait to connect with him again in the community,” he said.

The Mark Fish Foundation donated over 30 balls to Lentegeur High School’s soccer team.
From left are Ward 75 councillor Joan Woodman, member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, Ricardo Mackenzie, Vumatel’s Ian Cameron, retired soccer star Mark Fish and Ward 76 councillor Avron Plaatjies.

Fish shared some stories of his time in the English Premier League, Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana. “Everything I’ve learnt in football and what it gave me, I try and give back to young people and show them the way. It was great to be able to engage with them,” he said.