New Fives Futbol arena for Century City
The precinct already boasts a variety of sporting activities and clubs including an Athletic Club, whose members include three times Comrades winner Vladimir Kotov, a Corporate Touch Rugby league, a five-a-side Soccer League, dragon boat racing, a Canoe Club, Stand Up Paddling and a Karate Club . In addition four week Adventure Boot Camps for Women are held regularly throughout the year.
Fives Futbol, which will have two dedicated all year round courts for 5-a-side soccer, will replace the current 5-a-side Soccer League from January, says Chris Blackshaw CEO of the Century City Property Owners’ Association.
Adam Fine, Fives Futbol CEO, said the Century City arena will offer corporate five-a-side leagues in the evening, host the Ajax Soccer School in the afternoons and be a platform for charities and Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes in the mornings and off-peak periods.
He said that in a special deal struck with the Rabie Property Group, the developers of Century City, 75% of the profits from the football operations will be ploughed into the Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park which was adopted by Rabie as the major beneficiary of its CSI programme five years ago.