Gert Boshoff

Junior Soccer

The junior soccer section was established at Riverside Sports in 2011.
Coaching was started by Shooting Stars Soccer Academy, Riverside FC juniors has been incredibly successful competing in the Durban Central Leagues various age groups over the years since it was established. Riverside FC has either won the league and/or achieved top positions at the end of every season over the past number of years.

The junior soccer section is run with a Professional approach attracting players from all over Durban, whether players are new to soccer or seasoned elite players. Riverside FC Juniors caters for everyone & girls are also most welcome to join the Club.

Riverside FC Juniors is managed by Gert Boshoff who was recently appointed as the Head Coach of Junior Soccer and a member of the newly appointed Riverside FC Committee. Gert has been extremely successful coaching Junior Soccer countrywide for the past 17 years and has coached many successful junior teams in Gauteng and KZN. The reason we believe Riverside FC juniors is one of the top clubs in Durban is that we train all year round, coached by Top Class coaches who provide fun, exciting ever changing training programs and modules, focusing mainly on core development and growth of Junior players.

Training is on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:00-6:30pm. (Times & days are subject to change & dependent on age category)

Riverside Sports is a World Class venue to play our Sunday League & Cup matches.
Additional facilities include various training fields, Pavilion bar area, locker room facilities & overall a World Class Sporting facility catering for many other sporting codes.



ON OFFER @ Riverside FC:

The club offers the following programs for boys & girls between 7-17 years old:

Grassroots Soccer Essentials
Core soccer skills
Fun skills & fitness exercise programs
Confidence Building Small sided games

Basic Soccer Sense
Refining skills
Introduction to tactics
Positioning and movement

Advanced Skills
Advanced technique training
Introduction to tactics
Positional play
Conditioned games

Goalkeeping & Defensive Coaching
Shot stopping
Narrowing angles
supporting the defence
Dealing with different playing circumstances

Private lessons
Detailed Personal Assessments & individual development sessions (one on one)



Mission Statement:

To add value to shareholders, supporters, sponsors, and management through the continued development of players, being a unique centre of soccer excellence, working at all times to maximize the potential of all players at the Riverside Academy & Club.

Vision Statement:

We will strive to develop world class football players, nurturing each & every player to become a dynamic soccer player by providing a professional training & playing environment.
Our objective is to help junior players develop properly and achieve desired success in the beautiful game.


Development is a critical component at Riverside FC. The training program is committed to Developing Juniors to maximise their potential. It aims to challenge Junior Players in achieving their full potential while developing skills needed to compete at a competitive level.
Riverside FC emphasise the value of sportsmanship, character building, self discipline, team work, Integrity, loyalty and Passion for the Game.

It is also our goal for each player to obtain maximum satisfaction & enjoyment of playing competitive soccer with the perspective of a balanced personal lifestyle. We believe that the Riverside philosophy teaches individual players to excel, be competitive & develop leadership skills that will transcend and assist in every aspect of a player’s life. Riverside FC’s objective is to be recognized as a prestigious and leading football organisation not only in KZN but in South Africa as a whole.


Please contact the Head Coaches for Soccer Fee Options and registration forms:
Gert Boshoff 0749758997


Gert Boshoff