Teaching life skills to children through sport 

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Giving young people the skills to live more meaningful, resilient lives.


Meet Bradwin Louis

Bullied and on the sidelines, all that changed when Bradwin joined CoolPlay at his school. Through our program, Bradwin has absorbed life lessons that have left him brimming with a newfound resilience. Click to find out more.

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Meet Champion Grace Mapfumo

Compassion is the name of the game as CoolPlay Champion Grace Mapfumo is featured on Beautiful News as she uses netball to create a buffer between violence and hope for children in Ocean View through CoolPlay 

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Our Ambassador: Stedman Gans

Gans is our first official rugby Ambassador, and joins Netball Ambassador Zanele Mdodana as a headline supporter of our program. Read more about his passion for changing lives through sport and his journey with the Blitzbokke.

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Meet the Principle: Raj Naidoo

Raj Naidoo is Principle of Masibambane High School.  This enthusiastic principal managed to transform his school to become one of the Western Cape’s top performing schools. Read more about this dedication to holistic education and CoolPlay.

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Today’s students.
Tomorrow’s leaders.

We believe that teaching social and emotional competencies or life skills is possibly the best investment to make in a child as it reveals significant impact on academics and enables children to manage the complexities, demands and pressures of everyday life in disrupted or under-resourced communities.


Annual Report

Dedicated to change.

2017 was a huge year for CoolPlay. As an organisation we exceeded our growth strategy or reaching 1000 children, encouraged by a strong belief and real evidence that CoolPlay Conversations are having a positive impact on coaches, teachers and players alike.