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THE HOME OF SOCKET SPORT

Socket Sport Foundation is the home of Socket Sport. African Continentals Network is behind the project,  

Socket Sport Pitch

SOCKET SPORT SOCIAL CORNER

As a Foundation, which is the home of  Socket Sport, we seek to reach and engage the greater community. This is a way of popularizing this newly-invented sport. So, if you are not yet registered for our social media platform, kindly register below. This so you may join our Socket Sport Community (or click/tap on the Socket Sport Foundation Social Corner image). This platform is our own ‘inhouse’ social media platform, like Facebook. However, If you are registered, you may just go ahead and login! 

Socket Sport is the tool for social change particularly for young people! 


Socket Sport Social Corner image

SPORT AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT

One may not stress it enough, the fact that Sport is in nature, a development tool. Virtually, you may refer to Sport in general as a ‘Life University’. This is where young people get to learn good things about aspects of life, mostly in the field of play. You normally find this within the concept or notion of SPORTSMANSHIP. Socket Sport, therefore is no exception to this. Moreover, it is a very fun and exciting sporting code ever.  

What is Socket Sport?

Merging Soccer and Cricket (Soccer Cricket) led to the invention of Socket Sport, Two teams of eleven (11) players each, make the match of a Socket. There is a striking team with two strikers on the field at a given time. We also have the defending team (also called “fielders”) with one Kick-bowler and ten (10) fielders including team captain.

There are no batsmen and no wickets, instead there are Strikers and goal posts respectively. Players play Socket through its unique laws or “rules”. Almost all of these laws are easy to understand. These laws make socket sport fun, safe, and fair for all participants. The objective of socket is for the striking team to get as many runs as possible. They have to achieve this before the end of their 60 minutes of the total (120) game. They do this against a defending team that aims to score a goal into the mini goal posts both when strikers are out of their retreats (or home cells) and during kick-bowling.

Striking Exchange

At the end of the strikers’ 60 minutes, the current (at the time) defending/kick-bowling team will then start their sixty minutes as strikers this time until the end of the game. Ten minutes’ transitional/rest period is applicable before the beginning of the second sixty (60) minutes. Two arbiters oversee the socket game. It is the arbiters’ responsibility to ensure that the game remains fair and fun for everyone. This includes players, spectators and the officials. Spectators must give Arbiters the benefit of a doubt; they are much closer to the play than spectators. The Socket Sport laws guide them to be impartial to the game’s outcome.

AFCONET PROJECT

African Continentals Network logoAs mentioned above, Socket Sport Foundation came about as a result of an invention by Mr Jonguxolo Wiseman Mbodla from  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape South Africa, in the year 2016. Mr Mbodla is the founder of African Continentals Network, a Non-Profit Organization registered in terms of NPO Act in South Africa. Amongst other areas of Operation of AFCONET, is that of MORAL REGENERATION and as such, a committee focusing on this area of operation, was formed  together with other committees. The Socket Sport Foundation therefore, is a project by the committee on Moral Regeneration. Moral decay is seen as a major threat to Social Cohesion and young people are generally perceived as agents of such. It is particularly against this reason that AFCONET champions, not only a National, but a world-wide project in Socket Sport.