Nedbank is hosting a bootcamp session for 30 of the 2016 Ke Yona Team Search players who are training hard to embark on a career in professional football.
Helman Mkhalele has been invited to talk to the players about the importance of further education especially during their football career.
This is important since a player’s lifespan is short. Most players retire by 35 and without an alternate career option could find themselves penniless.
Helman is currently representing Nedbank’s recently launched Ke Yona Ring of Steel initiative as a mentor to rising Ke Yona graduates Aubrey Modiba, Ian Chikohwa and Jarred Meyer.
At the bootcamp, Helman will mentor the new players by discussing his own challenges, and successes he faced during his career highlighting how education saved his life.
This will be followed by him fielding some questions based on personal experience. He is also going to provide some insight into why he is supportive of Nedbank initiatives like the ROS and the Ke Yona team search and why these programmes are important for players entering the professional football career as a means to enable them with guidance and support they need to make the correct lifestyle and financial choices both on and off the field and long after their careers are over.
Nedbank’s role in the community goes beyond just banking. They are invested in the lives and aspirations of these Ke Yona players. As such, they delight in enabling these rising stars realize their dreams and make the things that really matter for them happen.