06 07 16

Press Release

Press Release

The 2016/2017 NFD campaign will see Vasco move away from Parow Park in Cape Town and to function out of the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS).

09 03 16

Press Release: New Head Coach For Vasco Da Gama

Press Release: New Head Coach For Vasco Da Gama

Vasco appoint new coach.

19 10 15

Vasco Beat African Warriors

Vasco Beat African Warriors

Vasco Da Gama recorded their 2nd win of the season when they travelled to the Free State this weekend to take on African Warriors.

12 10 15

Vasco Continue To Voyage Ahead

Vasco Continue To Voyage Ahead

Vasco Da Gama are continuing their journey of voyaging ahead as they look ahead to the re-structuring of their youth structure and forming of their Youth Academy.

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06 07 16

Press Release

The 2016/2017 NFD campaign will see Vasco move away from Parow Park in Cape Town and to function out of the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS).

The 2016/2017 NFD campaign will see Vasco move away from Parow Park in Cape Town and to function out of the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS), which has provided an excellent permanent base for both the SA Sevens rugby team, the Blitzboks, and Western Province Rugby Union.

“We want to re-position the club for greatness this season, and we want to embrace the Stellenbosch and Cape Winelands area, and we want to be present in this community,” says Edries Burton, Vasco da Gama’s Chief Operating Officer.

“There is so much footballing talent in the region that we want to help develop and grow, I feel this is the right step for us and I believe in the facilities and people here that can help take us forward. We will push for promotion this season, and want to take this community with us.”

Match days will see home games in Stellenbosch, with established players like Alcardo Van Graan, who hails from Stellenbosch and up and coming young local players like Luke le Roux, who has already been to train with PEC Zwolle in Holland twice, poised to draw interest from the community.

What makes the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS) a suitable base is that they aim to provide the environment in which to develop and train, in order to attain that ‘excellence of performance’.

The Academy offers an all-encompassing world-class facility. Services at the facility include indoor and outdoor training fields, a state-of-the-art gym, access to leading sports scientists, doctors, coaches, physiotherapists and biokineticists, cutting-edge conference facilities, comfortable athlete accommodation and performance-nutrition catering.

“SAS will provide integrated specialist and support services to the team that we believe will assist in taking the club to the next level of professionalism,” says CEO of SAS, Rob Benadie.

“We strive to make a difference through sport and have decided to be part of establishing a professional football team in Stellenbosch because we believe in the talent that is in this region and want to provide an inspiring pathway for them.”

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09 03 16

Press Release: New Head Coach For Vasco Da Gama

Vasco appoint new coach.

Vasco Da Gama Football Club announced the appointment of Sammy Troughton as its head coach.

Sammy Troughton is the former head coach of Pretoria University. His track record includes having been involved with the technical team at Orlando Pirates, Mpumalanga Black Aces and Free State Stars amongst others.

Keenin Lesch will now fill the position of assistant coach to Sammy Troughton as they tackle the next few months leading up to the end of the season.

ENDS

 

For further information, contact

Edries Burton on 082 990 4977

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19 10 15

Vasco Beat African Warriors

Vasco Da Gama recorded their 2nd win of the season when they travelled to the Free State this weekend to take on African Warriors.

Recent history favoured African Warriors with Vasco last recording a win against the Qwa Qwa-based side in 2012.

Roscoe Pietersen had a chance to put Vasco ahead in the 27th minute off a freekick, but his header was denied by the bar. 3 minutes later, Mbulelo Wambi was on target with his first of the game to give Vasco the lead.

The teams would head into the change rooms at half time with the score at 0 – 1.

After the break, Vasco saw off the heat and some pressure from African Warriors to hold onto the lead. Shortly before the final whistle, Wambi made it 2 – 0, completing his brace and sealing Vasco’s first 3 points away from home. The win sees Vasco move up one position on the NFD standings to 9th.

Vasco face Moroka Swallows this upcoming weekend at Parow Park.

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12 10 15

Vasco Continue To Voyage Ahead

Vasco Da Gama are continuing their journey of voyaging ahead as they look ahead to the re-structuring of their youth structure and forming of their Youth Academy.

The recently held holiday programme at Parow Park was one part of the process of identifying talent to join the new Vasco Da Gama Youth Academy for 2016.

Players invited were between the ages of 10 to 14 and came from Vasco as well as outside talents who have been identified over the course of the year by our Scouting Department.

During the week the boys trained on four days for two-and-a-half hours each afternoon. The sessions were uniform across the groups and designed with two objectives;

1)      Provide the players with opportunities to develop and improve their ability

2)      Assess players on the criteria as set out for the Youth Academy teams by the Technical Staff

Most of the days training began with ball skills which led into 1 versus 1 drills, growing through 2 v 1 overloads, 2 v 2 and ending in games from 4 v 4 to 8 v 8. There were also exercises on passing and a high focus on possession games with overloads to develop and assess decision making skills.

While there were a number of players who were unable to attend, the talent was of a good level and the players certainly improved as the week went on, making it a great success.

The final outcome will see a large number of participants invited back to train with the rest of the 2015 Vasco squads as the Coaches and Scouts work towards finalising selection for the 2016 Academy teams.