The Buffalo City Sports Academy is committed to countering these ills and works with young people from the ages of 9 to 21 to provide healthier lifestyles through football and hockey. In addition, the life skills aspects of the project provide youngsters with a good understanding of the negative impact of alcohol and drug abuse. These sessions are run regularly by Life Skills facilitators, the Department of Education/Health/Correctional/Juvenile, and the local police.
Through soccer and hockey, the programme creates a safe environment and encourages youth to be confident and leading members of their communities. The programme also aims to instill values of responsibility, discipline, solidarity and health care.