Philly’s Games is an unforgettable experience for the community, more especially to those who can’t afford to go to the stadiums to watch their favorite football stars, they can now enjoy the pleasure of watching them play live in their own backyards.
This 13 day off-season tournament begins on the 16th and ends on the 30th of December, but breaks between the 25th and the 26th. For the community of Tembisa, the event is 13 days of non-stop entertainment, which brings a lot of excitement during the festive season.
Not only will the spectators be able to experience some off the best up and coming footballers (under 13’s, under 15’s & under 17’s), local talent, PSL stars and ex PSL stars (PSL Masters) but they can also witness the country’s finest artists performing as well as the best DJs South Africa has to offer.
The tournament has been a phenomenon in Tembisa for the past 29 years and keeps growing from year to year and has created a strong brand within the community, Gauteng and South Africa.
Philly’s Corporate Social Responsibility
The Philly’s Games from their inception were created to bring about a positive change in the community. Every year the Philly’s Games give young talented footballers a stage to shine and be scouted by professional scouts. But beyond that, the Philly’s Games give far more than football opportunities to the community of Tembisa.
Over the past few years, the Philly’s Games have hosted an annual Fun Run & CSR Fun Day. At this event, we make a difference to the lives of hundreds of young orphaned kids who are taken care of by NGO homes around Ekurhuleni. The kids are treated to a full day’s programme of fun activities like face-painting and jumping castles.
The kids are also well fed with healthy food, drinks & fruits and at the end of the day they all receive gifts, in the spirit of celebrating the festive season.
Furthermore, the Philly’s Games also award bursaries and school uniform to winners of our Juniors under 13 category. We ensure that these young future stars are able to attend school for a year and that they view education as a key to a brighter future.