Founder, Character Development Coach, Addictions Counsellor
Sam founded and developed the Growing Champions character and soccer development program.
As the daughter of Hall of Fame, Olympian and World Title boxing fame, Willie Toweel, she knows what champions are made of, character.
“ I grew up in a household of Champions and I believe these young men's actions will bring out the inner Champion in them."
Sam's credibility is made up of twenty years’ experience, advancing human development, through the fields of occupational therapy and psychology, both in South Africa and the U.K.
She also acts as personal development coach, drug and alcohol abuse counselor, and is a contributor for Living and Loving magazine.
Head of Soccer Development
Grant is passionate about the youth and helping them use sport to direct their lives to healthy success.
He has been helping them feed their talents as a professional football coach for 20 years.
He is an assistant coach to FCAK.
Grant will go to any length to grow leadership and sportsmanship through the beautiful game. Having grown up in a "sick" community, he knows what is required from him, and he is willing to go the distance.
Community Leader, Soccer Coach, Skills Development
Enver is a community leader who plays a fatherly role to the Growing Champions. He believes in healthy choices and leading a life that will take young people to prosperous lives not lead them to jail or death. He knows the community inside and out and knows the importance of offering the youth alternative to becoming school drop outs and addicts. He works with the boys 6 times a week on the football field and supports and enforces the principles of Coach Sam’s Personal Development Program.
Gona gets the job done.
He knows how to turn any event into an unforgettable experience.
He runs a very successful events company and is a DJ for community radion station Kofifi FM 97.2.
His sense of humour, business sense, attention to detail and commitment mean all he involves himself in models great leadership and success.
Addictions Counsellor, and founder of Champions Recovery
James is registered with the Council for Counsellors of South Africa and has worked with both individuals and groups in the addiction recovery field. James himself had an alcohol and drug abuse problem and has his life solidly on track through various recovery programmes and has a huge passion for assisting others take back control of their own lives. James is very active in non profit twelve step programmes in his own and less affluent areas.
"If I always do what I always did then I will always get what I always got"