CSA and KFC Mini-Cricket touch base with coaches
Posted by: Cricket South Africa on Wednesday, 7 March 2012

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) and KFC on Wednesday, travelled to the Western Cape for the annual three-day CSA/KFC Mini-Cricket tour. The purpose of this tour, which is taking place from the 7th to the 10th of March, is to re-establish ties between the sponsor and the numerous coaches and volunteers of the mini-cricket programme and also to show case the talent that the region has nurtured in the last few years.

The regions to be visited include; Gugulethu in Cape Town, Fish Hoek, Malmesbury, Vredenburg, Tulbagh, Wellington and Paarl.

“This annual tour is very important to CSA and KFC as it allows us to touch base with our coaches and volunteers and also for the sponsor to see how their investment is being grown. We had a really good time in Gugulethu Litha Primary School, Vista Nova School and Sunvalley Primary today. The welcome we received was so warm and we were very impressed with the way in which the KFC Mini-Cricket programme is being utilized in these schools,” CSA’s KFC Mini-Cricket Coordinator David Mokopanele said.

An important aspect of the tour is that the delegates from CSA and KFC will be visiting rural areas as well as urban and township areas so that both the body and the sponsor can suss out which areas need more assistance with kit and equipment.

“One can never have too much kit or too much equipment, we are aware of this, but this tour will assist in highlighting to us (the delegation) those areas that need more help than others and it will also help us establish new areas that need help from scratch,” Mokopanele continued.

While the emphasis of the tour is largely on fun and enjoyment it, it was also vital that children are taught the correct skills of bowling, batting and fielding. Delegates will witness and assist coaches and volunteers in brushing up important disciplines such as the preparation and organisation of regional festivals and league matches, the coaching of players as well as the organisation of zonal matches.

“The volunteers play an imperative role in teaching children the valuable life lessons and skills that will help develop tomorrow’s stars through the KFC Mini-Cricket programme and both CSA and KFC thank them for taking part in it. We look forward to touring the West Coast and seeing what they have achieved in the last twelve months,” Mokopanele concluded.

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