Portia Modise to scout talent for Allianz Explorer Camp | Football Edition

Press release | May 16, 2019 | Johannesburg
  • The second edition of the local search will take place at a tournament in Alexandra on May 31, 2019.
  • Two girls will be selected to represent South Africa at the camp hosted by leading insurer and asset manager, Allianz, in cooperation with its partner, FC Bayern Munich in Munich, Germany.
  • The six day training program will be a mix of on and off the pitch activities to develop the next generation leaders.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa is searching for two top talented young girls to represent South Africa at the Allianz Explorer Camp | Football Edition  previously known as the Allianz Junior Football Camp in Munich, Germany from August 22 to 27, 2019. The camp is aligned with the Allianz Global Explorer Program and is open to aspiring footballers between the ages of 14 and 16. The youngsters meet FC Bayern stars, get trained by youth coaches and participate in off the pitch activities. Now in its eleventh year, it develops the next generation of leaders through on and off the pitch activities to widen and experience new ways of leadership.

Following the successful local tournament in 2018, this year, former Banyana Banyana captain, Portia Modise, will lead the search for the two young talented girls in Alexandra. An Allianz representative and an independent legal expert will be part of the selection panel.

The camp has received close to 500 000 applications since inception from around the world and over 500 explorers from 30 countries have been fortunate to be part of it, including Tebatso Leshata Sekoaleng from Alexandra who was the first teenager to represent South Africa last year. He is now part of the Highlands Park Football Club junior team and an inspiration to teenagers at his school and his community.

“As AGCS Africa, we are thrilled to enable two talented girls to become captains of the future through the Allianz Explorer Camp | Football Edition. Our purpose is to develop the next generation of leaders through an environment, which enables them to learn, explore and collaborate with each other. The camp will explore and unpack the three topics: dreams, courage and purpose, on and off the pitch to support the participant’s development to lead in the future. At the end of the camp the participants will contribute their learnings at the Explorer Series event in Munich and within their community,” says AGCS Africa CEO Thusang Mahlangu.

The players will be scouted at a 5-a-side schools tournament which will be held at Three Square Sports Grounds, Alexandra on May 31, 2019. Learners from Minerva, Realogile, Kwabhekilanga, Alexandra and Eastbank High, as well as Pholosho Junior Primary - schools will be competing for the two spots. The ultimate winners will be selected based on their dreams, courage and purpose on and off the pitch.

 

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Lesiba Sethoga

lesiba.sethoga@allianz.com or +27 11 214 7948

Tumi Mkhondo

Tumi@envisionbrand.co.za or +2776 837 1518

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. AGCS provides risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 12 dedicated lines of business.

Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film actors. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.

We constantly strive to deliver the best for our customers through our global team of around 4,400 employees from over 70 nationalities in 34 countries worldwide. As the one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial strength ratings and a global network in over 200 countries and territories. In 2018, AGCS generated a total of €8.2 billion gross premium worldwide.

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