Betway 12th Man Wraps Up With Graduation Ceremony
The Inaugural Betway 12th Man Programme officially came to an end on Wednesday evening with a graduation ceremony that celebrated the 10 participants’ journey over the past 6 months.
As the Betway 12th Man Ambassador, Lucas played a key role throughout the programme, from the selection process to mentoring the football legends selected to participate in the programme, and praised Betway and the participants on the successful programme.
“Thanks to this amazing initiative by Betway, the past six months have been an exciting journey of learning and upliftment for our former heroes. It’s great to see that some of the legends have already put their newly found skills into practice. We hope this programme has left them with a stronger sense of self-belief and confidence which will have a great impact in the growth of our local football,” said Radebe.
The Betway 12th Man Programme covered a range of topics, including Social Media & Broadcasting Training, Financial Management, Project Management, Club administration and coaching, with the 5th workshop covering Brand Me which discussed the power of the personal brand.
The Programme also saw a variety of industry experts brought in to share industry insights and current football trends to the participants, most notably, Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter, Bidvest Wits’ head of development Glen Salmon, as well as Highlands Park Co-Director Brad Kaftel.
While the graduation celebration symbolically marked the end of the programme, it also marks the start of the next chapter in each of the participants lives that will hopefully see them pursue success while empowering their communities.
To mark the occasion, all participants received a Betway 12th Man Certificate and participation certificates from all the workshops. The participants also received a personalised brand pack.
Betway 12th Man Inaugural Graduating Participants:
- Andries Mpondo
- Edward Motale
- Fikile Sithole
- Gloria Hlalele
- Khabo Zitha
- Maimane Alfred Phiri
- Portia Modise
- Sibongile Khumalo
- Steve Lekoelea
- Steve Sekano