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Late Daniels honoured with Soccer Day

The annual Legends Day of the Eerste River Football Club will be renamed to the David Daniels Annual Memorial Legends Day after the passing of the u.10 coach on Friday 27 December.

Daniels, also known as “Diertjie” and “Planke” passed away suddenly at the age of 52.

“Although he never married and had no children, he had a huge love for children and the u.10 players saw him as a father figure at the club. His family and him moved from Stellenbosch to Kleinvlei in the 80’s where he joined the then Eersterivier United Football Club. He played left-back and goalkeeper,” says Bradley Williams, chair of the club.

Daniels started his coaching career at the age of 18.

“He suffered from epilepsy but this did not stop him from living out his passion for football and spesifically having that special relationship with the kids. He literally coached all the boys in Kleinvlei who started playing soccer for the club and was dearly loved and respected in the community,” Williams says.

Daniels has moulded and shaped the young boys who started playing soccer in the u.10 team and he has won several league titles and knockout competitions through the years.

“In 1999 five soccer clubs, namely Eersteriver United FC, Rivertons FC, Lions FC, Coronation FC and Rovers United FC in the surrounding Eerste River area, came together to form one club which is today known as Eerste River Football Club.

“His passing has left a huge void at the club and it will be very difficult filling the gap as he was truly an icon of football at Eerste River FC.

“We will be honouring David’s legacy by changing the club’s annual Legends Day celebrations to the David Daniels Annual Memorial Legends Day which will be held on Saturday 14 March 2020 at Kleinvlei Sport Grounds.

“We urge all the legends of yester year, all past, former and present, over 35 players to come out and join the club on this very special occasion to celebrate the life and legacy of a true legend where we will reflect on David’s tremendous contribution to soccer in Kleinvlei.

“The proceedings will commence at 09:00 as we will invite a club where our juniors will be playing friendly matches to commemorate David’s life as his love was for children,” Williams says.

Any corporates and businesses who would like to partner on this special occasion or for any further information contact chair Bradley Williams on 076 603 3832.

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