From playing on an uneven and dusty ground Swingers Football Club in Dertig Village under the Moretele Local Municipality has made history when they were promoted to the SAB League in the Bojanala District.
The South African Breweries Regional League is the fourth tier of domestic youth football in the South African Football Association’s SAFA) pyramid. There are 832 clubs challenging for promotion in the competition. Most teams comprise players under the age of 19
Swingers FC was established in 2013 by Matime Makete and the late Moses Sekoele, known as Bra Moss. The team’s under-17 squad is made by players from different villages in the municipality, Moeka, Mmotla, Makapanstad, Mathibestad, Lefatlheng, Ramaphosa, Sespond, Danhouse, and Dertig.
Two teams, Aces FC and Swingers FC were merged to form one powerful unit. They played in the Moretele Local Football Association (MOFA) under-17 league and moved to the second position. The team has won several tournaments, including the 2017 MOLFA league.
In 2020, the senior team won promotion to the SAB League in Bojanala district. The move inspired them to affiliate the under-17 team to the MOLFA promotional league. The intention was to keep the boys fit and prepare them for the senior team. However, the boys won their stream and qualified for promotion to the SAB League.
Swingers FC has also qualified to play in the North West Sub-district games that will be played this month in Norokie Village. It is considered the team made history because they were the first time outfit comprising players below the age of 17 to win promotional status.