Joburg Youth Games 2012
Meadowlands, Soweto, 15 November 2012
Papadi was appointed to reintroduce the games for schools kids in the Soweto region. Our strategic partners were the City of Johannesburg, Deptartment of Sport and Recreation and sponsors Aspen, Italtile, Crawford College and Putco.
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The games were held on 20 October 2012 in Meadowlands, Soweto and featured 8 schools from Soweto participating in 9 sporting codes and involving 680 pupils from these schools. All of the pupils come from historically disadvantaged communities.

The purpose of the games were developmental and intended to promote clean healthy living, in such a way that pupils are orientated towards a future that is free from alcohol and drugs.

Although there are 9 sporting codes, the highlight will be that the winners of a football code who got to play a team from Alexandra at the Alex Stadium. Other highlights included the awarding of medals to each participant, as well as an overall trophy to the winning school.

The sporting codes were; Soccer, Netball, Athletics, Volleyball, Kgati, Chess, Table Tennis, Draughts, Morabaraba.

  Papadi's Grant Nicholls with sponsors Stavros, Jackie and Giussepe Dossena  
  Chess was well attended and very competitive  
  Competition underway  
  Girls 100m heats about to get underway  
  An enthusiastic crowd urges on the 400m finalists  
  James "Killer" Mkhwanazi and Maurizio Mariano congratulates the soccer finalists  
  Italian legend, Giussepe Dossena officiated at the soccer final  
  A panoramic view of the schools after a march past  
  Full grandstands echoed in the return of youth games at the Fiat Stadium  
  VIPs were well looked after  
  Generous sponsors Aspens' Jackie Tau and Stavros Nicolaou  
  Matshidiso School  
  Kgati Winners receive their trophy and medals  
  Kelokitso High  
  Samuel 'See' Ngobeni, games football ambassador  
  Letsibugo School getting introduced  
  A Sports and Recreation Official declares the game open  
  Girls jump in unison during the Kgati event  
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