In 2012, a concept to help grow the participation and the love of women’s football was born.
The JVW Girls School League was a platform to expose talent from school level that had the potential to go further into a footballing career, as well as help grow the participation, love and support of women’s football in the country.
Throughout the years, the numbers in this Gauteng based league have been increasing exponentially which deemed the project successful. The main aim is to get as many school teams involved in the sport so that a greater perception of the game can be created.
A league isn’t a league without a winner, and with so many schools competing, there has to be a playoff weekend where the overall winner is crowned. The top school teams from all over Gauteng who win their respective streams, battle it out at the JVW Playoff Weekend over two days.
With over 40 teams present on one day, it is truly an admirable ambience to take in.
2020 saw a hopeful year as it was a preparation for the big 10 year anniversary the year after. We were all blindsided by a virus that would soon turn into a worldwide Pandemic. For the first time in the JVW Girls Schools League history, the league had to make a decision to cancel the 2020 edition, due to the safety precautions for everyone involved. Just like many other major sporting events around the world, the league has followed a similar path in deciding to nullify the 2020 season.
We are all saddened by the decision made, but it is in the best interest of all the parties involved.
The late Madiba once said, “Sport has the power to change the world, it has the power to unite people…..sport can create hope where once there was only despair..”
So on that note, let us unite more than ever before and help fight this pandemic.
A world without sport is a morbid one, so we cannot wait to get back and deliver what we do best.
A stage of hope and possibilities!