TUKSCRICKET has elected to nominate Pretoria-based Defence Cricket Club as the development team to receive a donation of R10 000 from MOMENTUM in the form of kit and equipment. This follows TuksCricket’s success in winning the Momentum National Club Championships (NCC) in April this year at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
This year was the first time the National Club Championships has had a sponsor both for the tournament and the players with team and individual prize money. This award is a continuation of Momentum’s commitment to developing cricket at grassroots level to allow talented players every opportunity to rise up the ranks.
Commenting on their choice of recipient, Pierre de Bruyn, manager and head coach of TuksCricket, said: “TuksCricket is proud to announce that they have chosen Defence Cricket Club to receive cricket equipment from Momentum. Defence Cricket Club was one of the strongest clubs in the Northerns Premier League in the late 80's and, by supporting them, we can get them back to where they used to be."
Danie van den Bergh, Head of Brand at Momentum said: “Being part of the South African cricket family has given us the chance to contribute to the unity of a nation, to the development of cricket talent at all levels and to foster fun for family and friends. We are happy to show our commitment to the spirit embodied in national club championships. We have supported the Club Championships and this contribution is a further opportunity to help at local club level.”
Haroon Lorgat, Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive, commented: “There is no boundary to Momentum’s association with South African cricket and there is no limit to our gratitude for their wonderful commitment right through to grassroots level.
“They have been very creative in their support for development with initiatives like the Momentum eKasi Challenge and now the Momentum National Club Championship. Club cricket is a vital aspect of our development pipeline.
“While the Proteas are our standard bearers, none of their success would have been possible without the hard and often unsung work that goes on at grassroots level.”