Encouraging youth to score goals, make waves, and move mountains.

Here at Coach Thomas Youth Development, based in Masiphumelele, Western Cape, it is our ongoing aim to improve both the physical and mental wellbeing of the children in our local community. 

We utilise the power of sports and recreational activities to provide children with a healthy outlet for their energy. This gives them an opportunity to immerse themselves in a fun and supportive environment, away from the dangers of street crime and drug use. We have witnessed many young adolescents fall into destructive habits such as these, and we do not want to see this trend continue. 

CTYD is ran entirely by volunteers, the majority of whom reside in Masiphumelele. Our work is supported by friends and donors around the world, and encouraged by the enthusiasm of our kids. Together, we strive for a future in which each and every child in Masiphumelele joins our programs, discovers a new passion, and reaches their full potential.