KICK24 – Giving Gangsterism and Crime the Boot!

Post release: KICK24 event gives Gangsterism and Crime the boot! 

The Message Trust and Sports Chaplaincy SCZA teamed up to host the second ever KICK24 soccer event at Ajax Ikamva Grounds on the 23rd June 2017. The aid of the tournament was to raise awareness against gangsterism and crime in our communities and for both charities.

KICK24™ started with a bang as the KICK24™ ALL STAR team (made up of professional players and celebrities) spared no mercy on the LegalWise team beating them 11-1. The weather was great, music pumping and along with a great vibe the tournament started. The pros were ready to take on their opponents as the All Star Team consisted of players such as Travis Graham (Ajax), Eleazar Rodgers (Wits FC), Nathan Paulse (Ajax) and many more. The celebs weren’t far from playing like the pros as the team was joined by the likes of songbird Chad Saaiman as well as KFM’s presenter Carl Wastie. 

This year’s event consisted of four teams made up by corporates and individual players. All funds raised went to both charities and their fight to support youth through their holistic programmes across Cape Town.

The event was a great success and we are looking forward to running the full 24 hour format in 2018 and engaging partners further. See some comments below from the pro players after the event!


I have a bruised quad, a black eye and suspiciously painful nose but I am so fulfilled. Thanks for making us amateurs feel like psl players for a night whilst doing our bit for charity. Can’t wait for the next one.

— Carl Wastie, KFM Radio DJ

Next year we go bigger and create more conscious activation around KICK24. It really was a great evening. So good to hang out with fellow player’s and for a great cause.

— Nathan Paulse, Ajax Cape Town FC

I totally enjoyed it! My first experience with KICK24 but it was wonderful to play alongside the guys. The event was all round fun and exciting. I think all of us almost scored a goal! I can’t wait for the next KICK24 event – please note……we are still unbeaten!

— Eleazar Rodgers, Bidvest Wits FC

My first experience at the Kick24 event was nothing less than amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I especially enjoyed the live commentary. Made it so much fun. Thanks to everyone who participated in the event. God bless.

— Roscoe Pietersen, Ajax Cape Town FC