Our Aim

To provide support and assistance to young people in Cape Town from disadvantaged backgrounds.

We have already formed a partnership with Thornton Road Primary School. The Stein Foundation will assist the school in building a multi-purpose activity centre which can also be used by local community groups.


This facility should encourage young children & others to participate in all types of sport in a safe environment. It will also help address issues such as poverty, drug abuse, domestic violence, discrimination, bullying and gang activity through Sport.


For the wider community this facility will provide an arena where local people can gather and create dialogue through sport to ensure stronger & more cohesive communities.


Our supporting partners in the UK will also play a role in providing sports coaching in addition to football, we hope to implement Tennis academies in Cape Town too.

Who are we

Our parents Isaiah & Lillian Stein were born in South Africa. In Cape Town Isaiah was heavily involved in the community which challenged & tackled the inequalities of Apartheid which were implemented by the South African govt. This led to Isaiah being imprisoned several times under house arrest. Lillian also paid a heavy price for her role in supporting her husband, as she was also arrested, detained & tortured. Isaiah was eventually exiled and managed to find refuge in England.


As young brothers our parents brought us to England in our formative years. It proved difficult at first because our father was deprived of his properties & possessions back home. However, as young children we did not feel anything untoward in that regard and as young boys we focused on going to school. We quickly assimilated to English culture and it was whilst at school that we established ourselves amongst our peers in the classroom first, and then on the sports field.


The Stein brothers returned to South Africa with their father’s ashes. It was at this time that they conceived the idea of creating a foundation in their parents memory, and driven partly by their own experiences of feeling empowered with education through sport.

Committee Members

Driven by our parent's legacy, we now strive with our dear supporters to EMPOWER young people.

Brian Stein


A student from Hampstead School where they recognised his athletic and academic potential. Spotted playing non-league football at Edgeware Town FC then signed by Luton Town FC.

Greatest achievements, family, scoring winning Cup Final goal against Arsenal at Wembley and representing England.

Also played for French Club, Caen FC as well as Barnet FC and Stevenage FC.

Currently, scouting and talent identifying for Charlton Athletic.

Mark Stein


Began his career playing against a pub team, followed by a stint with Watford FC youth team and finally signed a professional contract at Luton Town FC.

Also, played for QPR, Oxford United, Stoke City, Chelsea, Bournemouth and Ipswich Town.


Another student from Hampstead School who applied himself and achieved.


Currently, enjoying working as a learning mentor after qualifying as a physiotherapist.

David Pleat


Started his managerial career as player/manager at Nuneaton Borough FC. 


Then went on to manage successfully at Luton Town FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday with aplomb.

Edwin Stein



Attended Hampstead School along with his brothers.


Signed for Luton Town FC along with Brian then switched to semi-pro status, playing  for Edgeware Town, Harrow Borough, Dagenham FC and Barnet FC.


After playing career, ensued a coaching and football management pathway becoming the first Manager of African descent at Barnet FC in the U.K.


Currently, employed as a student manager in education.



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