Building Champions 


Ground Team

Our Coaches (Champions) are our primary assets and are responsible for the delivery of the CoolPlay Conversations. They are from the communities in which we work, and we invest heavily in their training, equipping them with hard skills in order for them to be an excellent sports coach, but more importantly in Social and Emotional Learning so they can deliver our life skills.


Adene Pedro Alicia Mhlahlela
Andiswa Xhaka
Annique Geswind Ashlon Hamman Ben Arends
Bongile Tshewula
Chante Arendse Daniele Ahrends Donlin Strydom
Ethan Lavendall
Feziwe Payi Franklin Baadjies Franklin Meyers
Fundile Charlie
Grace Mapfumo
Janice Joseph KhayalethuNgangu Lourenzo Carelse

Maxwell Tsitsi Monique Titus Mzuyanda Kunjuzwa
Nceba Jonas
Nokulunga Mvandaba Nomawethu Ngangu
Nombuyiselo Belebesi
Pamella Ngcwana Petrovine Peres Phumla Ngangu Qhamani Tshambu Reuben Snogella
Simphiwe Gwa Sylvin Dirkse
Teddy Nyali
Thembani Mkuku
Tina Ntlokinendaba
Xoliswa Mbobo




Area Managers
Marinus Stoltz

Damion Barends

Esther Sampson

Sandile India


Senior Leadership


Luqmaan Ismail
Operations Manager

Esther Sampson Program Manager

Denis Handley
Finance Manager

Johan Schlebusch
Operations Executive

Barry O'Mahony
Fundraising Executive

Zanele Mdodana
Netball Ambassador

Stedman Gans
Rugby Ambassador

Dylan Des Fountain
Rugby Ambassador


Board of Trustees



Ismail Teladia
Dept of Education

Barry 0'Mahony

Johan Schlebusch

Dale Irvine
Sentinal Trust