Create a platform where young and talented players get to showcase their talents despite their social or economic background.
Develop and nature competitive soccer players with Ubuntu and Christian values ,that will have potential and determination to compete in for positions in the world\’s elite soccer leagues.
Skies Las Palmas Youth Academy was founded on the 15th of October 2015 by Gremah Ndebele and Marvelous Bonasi. Las Palmas is a city in Spain and Skies is the other name for Bulawayo. The style of football we play is a fusion of Bulawayo\’s street football and the Spanish Tiqui-taca hence the combination of the two cities to produce Skies Las Palmas FC Youth Academy.
We seek to create a platform that will give equal opportunity to children from all social backgrounds. We scout for young talented players and we nature their talents so they can realize their potential. We as Skies Las Palmas FC Youth Academy pride ourselves in not just developing the talent in a player but we also put major focus on developing the social aspects of a player. We have programs that are designed to cater for that.
In 2016 we register and affiliated with Zimbabwe Football Association Bulawayo Province Division Three. We gained our first promotion after our second season at the end of the 2017 soccer season. In 2018 we were promoted to play in the Zimbabwe Football Association Bulawayo Region Division Two.
In our endeavor to give equal opportunity to children from all social backgrounds we have collaborated with children\’s homes. We have children from SOS children\’s home and John Smale Children\’s home.
Our junior teams participate in the Ten Toes African Safari Annual Tournament and the Harvest In Sports UK annual tournament. Our goal is to create and produce players that will b able to match premier league and overseas style of play. Another pivotal aspect of the academy is the style of play (3-5-2), which is very attack minded type of play. Skies Las Palmas FC Youth Academy seeks to display attractive and offensive football which is result oriented ,therefore training sessions emphasize on player creativity and skills development. Skies Las Palmas FC Youth academy has a zero tolerance to drug use, racism, tribalism and discrimination on all levels.
\”Together we can\” is the team motto which further emphasize our goal and vision of bringing everyone into our family. For more than a football club we are a family and a school were we teach football skills and life principles.
Marvelous Bonasi is the Co-founder and Director of Skies Las Palmas FC Youth Academey
Gremah S Ndebele
He holds a Brazilian level 4 (Bfut4 ) coaching license. Gremah also specializes in player counselling, guidance and mentorship. He is a qualified soccer educator under the Brazilian methodology.