Soccer

Soccer players: Go study!

2013-01-21 19:03
Soccer (File)

Johannesburg - The South African Football Players Union (SAFPU) has encouraged all of its members to go back to school, in order to receive an education and to further their careers outside of soccer, the union said in a statement on Monday.

"We wish that all our members with matric can register with different institutions to further their studies," the statement said.

"Even those who did not finish matric must go back to school and make sure that they matriculate. Players are role models in the society and this will encourage even the community members to see the importance of education through players."

SAFPU added that the representative body wants its members to become responsible citizens once their playing days are over, starting with a solid educational foundation.

"Players' education is the priority to SAFPU programmes and that does not exclude the financial education," SAFPU said.

"We want to create the generation of educated football players as that will help our members during their career transition period. We want to make it easy for players to be employed after their playing days."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
7 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.