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Rv United Womens Football Club

Today's players, tomorrow's leaders

www.rvunited.org Tax ID 82-2747986

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In South Africa the consequences of harmful gender norms are severe, particularly for girls. These power imbalances result in widespread acceptance of violence against women, and low self-esteem, early exposure to sex and increased risk of HIV. In Khayelitsha alone, a reported 15.1% of girls aged 16 to 18 have dropped out of school, for reasons including poverty, family commitments, performance, disability, illness and teenage pregnancy.

Khayelitsha’s first all-girls football team, RV United, has three divisions, junior, regional and SASOL League, and uses football to encourage physical health, self-esteem and equitable gender norms for girls and young women.

The team takes a holistic approach to player development, and Senior RV players coach younger female players in football skills, confidence, health and school performance.

Our Vision.

A world-class football club enhancing the lives of women and girls.

The Mission.

To enrich the lives of women and girls by providing them a positive and elite football experience, supportive community, and the skills and opportunities they need to thrive in football and life.  

Team Values.

Commitment, Teamwork, Discipline, Resilience, Empowerment