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Read The Angels of Philippi by Ian Edelstein


The Philippi Angels Township Baseball Academy is an organisation committed to Developing Community Through Baseball.

Established in 2006, the Angels are the first team from the black townships to compete in the Baseball Association of Western Province, the largest youth and adult baseball league in South Africa.

We provide meaningful after-school and weekend activity to more than 80 youth, boys and girls, from 6 to 18 years of age. Baseball has become a significant part of each child's life in this community and has provided them with self-confidence, a positive set of values, and the experience of building with a team.

Our organisational Objectives are as follows :

  • To develop competitive baseball in Philippi
  • To develop a national tournament-worthy baseball field complex
  • To increase community pride
  • To increase local economic activity
  • To provide constructive youth activity
  • To combat the abuse of drugs and alcohol among our youth
  • To reach out to communities of other racial and economic backgrounds
  • To host national and international tournaments
  • To become a destination for international baseball exchange
  • To establish the country's first club-based junior baseball league
  • To create and empower future mentors and community leaders
  • To share our stories with as broad an audience as possible
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