Frank Heslop, aged 19 is a young and brilliant footballer, ex-swimming champs medalist and dedicated academic and blogger, who is currently doing his B.Com Marketing degree – first year.
Frank has had an extremely challenging start to his football year this 2016 up to now. What I love about him is his positive attitude, his positive speech, and his deep faith and belief that he will be the great footballer that he has dreamed about since a little boy, despite what life throws at him!
In a previous interview he said “I have been playing soccer since I was about 7 years old and I have never looked back since. It started off small but as I grew older and got to know the game more, my desire to become a professional player grew. At the age of 14 I started at a soccer academy where I grew a lot as a player and in character”.
He says – “My aspirations are high and my dream is to be one of the best in the world, playing in the best leagues and representing my country in top competitions”.
When asked about his faith – he said “I am a born again Christian and believe GOD has great plans for my life. It might not be exactly how I plan it, but I know that it is big because I serve a Big GOD”.
Last week, on 21 May 2016, Frank Heslop and his team mates competed at the ultimate university soccer tournament of the year – the Campus Champions League. The battle for the cup was between TUKS, UJ, and WITS. This exciting event took place at Urban 5occer. Congratulation to all the winning team members, well done and brilliantly played and your victory on the soccer field is much deserved.
Urban 5occer is Pretoria’s first 5-a-side football facility. They aim to provide a much needed cutting edge 5-a-side facility and offer “one of the world’s fastest growing sports” to the residents of Pretoria. Their 4 pitches adhere to all specifications laid out by FIFA for 5-a-side football, be it safety, dimensions, drainage, surface or lighting.
All 4 pitches are flood-lit with football specific rebound walls which maximize the playing experience of the high paced game. All their pitches use an “all-weather” FIFA accredited synthetic turf and infill system and are the first 5-a-side pitches in South Africa to offer a two tone colouration much like the 11-a-side football pitches seen at most stadiums worldwide.
The clubhouse has recently undergone a complete revamp, which includes the installation of a contemporary sports bar, lounge area, casual dining facility and pool table. The change rooms and ablution facilities have been completely upgraded with the addition of a modernized locker system and shower facilities.
Find them at this address:
471 Grosvenor Road, Hatfield, Pretoria East Sarah: 084 099 4289 Will: 079 191 3858