The Under-17 week is an all important fixture on the cricketing calendar. It is at this week that the selectors identify whether you have the potential to further represent the South African Under-19 team. The Under -17 setup is divided in two categories; the Rural Cricket Association of South Africa (RCASA) week as well the National Week that is organised under the banner of Cricket South Africa (CSA). The Rural week gives players that are from small disadvantaged areas a chance to also play competitive cricket. Many players of the calibre of Justin Ontong, Makhaya Ntini have graduated to higher honours through the U17 Week.