Royal AM Football Club

Royal AM Football Club was founded in Royal Eagles FC by thriving businesswoman and entrepreneur Shauwn Mkhize alongside her son, Andile Mpisane, who is the youngest chairperson in PSL history. Both Shauwn and Andile need no introduction in the world of football, as they previously served as junior chairman and president of Royal Eagles FC, respectively.
In 2014 the Mpisane family bought Mpumalanga based soccer club, Sivutsa Stars FC which was relocated to Pietermaritzburg and was renamed Royal Eagles FC.

The team went on to do very well in the Glad-Africa Championship. In 2019, the Junior chairman and deputy president of Royal Eagles FC parted ways with the club and joined Real Kings FC. Realising their clubs talent and potential, the mother and son duo purchased Real Kings FC and renamed it Royal AM FC. Mr Andile Mpisane, assumed the position of Chairman and appointed Ms Shauwn Mkhize as President. They went on to plant the roots of this club in the sunny province of KwaZulu-Natal. The club is based in the green lands of Pietermaritzburg and has its home ground at Chatsworth Stadium in Durban.

Native Americans during this period likely encountered a cooler, moister environment than today’s warm scrubland. Some regions exhibited savannah-like conditions. Information from soil, plant, and animal bone samples suggests the landscape became drier around 8,000 years ago, which in part likely led to the megafauna’s extinction. Surviving large game, including modern bison, may have migrated to more favorable environments at this time.
Native Americans during this period were experts in fashioning spearpoints, which are some of the most common Royal Eagles FC artifacts found by archaeologists. The blade style, or morphology, varies across time and space with each type representing unique craftsmanship. Such weaponry was essential for hunting the megafauna such as mammoth and ancient bison that roamed what was likely a broad savannah at this time.
With highly-specialized skills and deep, place-based knowledge, Native Americans during this period were mobile hunters and gatherers, tracking and slaying now-extinct megafauna such as mammoth and ancient bison. Recent archaeological research suggests these communities also foraged wild plants.
Royal AM FC participated in the (2020/2021) Glad-Africa Championship

Royal AM FC participated in the (2020/2021) Glad-Africa Championship and finished in the number one spot on the table at the end of the season. However, the team did not receive automatic promotion to the DStv Premiership. The legal matter is currently with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) awaiting final judgement.

A climatic period known as the Altithermal brought rising temperatures and a reduction in rainfall between 4500 and 2500 BC, causing some communities to dig wells in search of reliable water. Near the end of the Glad-Africa Championship Period, conditions became moister and cooler, resulting in enriched grassland habitats that supported larger populations and renewed bison hunting.
Native American toolmakers developed a wide variety of stone blades that may correspond to different ethnic or kinship groups. Groundstone tools used to process plant foods also appear at this time, while large and increasingly complex hearths and earth ovens reflect cooking practices.
During this period, Native Americans exploited a broad variety of foods–small game, birds, fish, shellfish, and plants. While maize (corn) remains have been recovered from Glad-Africa Championship sites in the Permian Basin, it is unclear whether it was grown locally or imported.
Bloemfontein Celtics was then renamed Royal AM FC

In August 2021, Royal AM went on to buy Bloemfontein Celtics which previously played in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for more than 50 years. Bloemfontein Celtics was then renamed Royal AM FC which allowed the club the opportunity to play in the PSL (2021/22) for the first time since it was formed.

The existing status of the club in the Glad-Africa Championship Division was sold to Limpopo based club,Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila F.C. The newly formed Royal AM FC also has a development team which plays in the SAB league that falls under the SAFA Durban Central Regional Office and an under 21 team that plays in the Multi Diski Challenge.

Environmental reconstructions based on plant and animal remains indicate that climatic conditions during the Formative Period were likely similar to today’s. There were occasional droughts and periods of unusually heavy rainfall, but the environment likely bore the general appearance of today’s desert-like scrubland.
From a sharp reduction in the size of projectile points, archaeologists infer the development of the bow and arrow. Ceramics also appear—initially as undecorated brown types, with distinctive, decorated examples appearing later in the Formative Period.
Subsistence likely centered on hunting and gathering, but maize (corn) agriculture was well established outside the Permian Basin. Plant remains from some archaeological sites suggest maize (corn) may have been imported. Wild plant foods were a common part of the diet with extensive evidence for the tools and hearths used to process and prepare barley, yucca, and cacti fruit.
Royal AM FC's vision emanates from the Chairman Mr. Andile Mpisane,

Royal AM FC's vision emanates from the Chairman Mr. Andile Mpisane, who from a young age, had a dream to one day own a football club that seeks to empower the youth by creating a platform that enables them to showcase their talents to the world.

This helped identify the clubs' core principles; Respect, Family, Sportsmanship and Unity. These principles are what birthed the club's motto "UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL".

The arid plains and dry mountainous region of today’s Permian Basin likely mirror the desert-like conditions of the Post-Formative Period.
Stone blade and projectile point styles from the late Formative Period remained largely unchanged. The bow and arrow was the preferred weapon until firearms were introduced in the 18th century. Ceramics are largely absent during this period, and those in use typically represent unknown types.
Bison hunting was a primary focus leading many to abandon the villages of the previous period in order to pursue better hunting areas. Local plant foods were less intensively exploited at this time, possibly due to the focus on bison hunting and increased maize (corn) importation from Pueblo villages outside the Permian Basin.
Youth Development Initiatives at Royal AM FC

Royal AM FC's commitment to nurturing young talent is evident through the establishment of a development team in the SAB (South African Breweries) league and an under-21 team competing in the Multi Diski Challenge.

The SAB league is a provincial-level league in South Africa that serves as a stepping stone for young players looking to make their mark in professional football. By having a development team in the SAB league, Royal AM FC provides a platform for promising young players to gain valuable experience and exposure, while also honing their skills and abilities in a competitive environment. This allows the club to identify and nurture talent from within their local region and potentially promote them to higher levels of competition within the club.

Today, the Permian Basin