Thursday, 08 October 2020 14:26

 

Following a long hiatus brought about by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, KFC and Cricket South Africa (CSA) are getting ready to launch the new cricket season by hosting  virtual KFC Mini-Cricket Provincial Seminars throughout the month of October, across the 16 Provincial Unions.

The annual KFC Mini-Cricket Provincial Seminars are an important part of planning for the season ahead and the virtual environment will lay the foundation for the return of play once government gives the go ahead, hopefully early in the new year.

CSA’s Mass Participation Coordinator, Buhle Motshegoa, is elated that there is finally some cricket activity happening and looks forward to engaging with the more than 1280 KFC Mini-Cricket volunteer coaches and coordinators from across the country.

“The virtual KFC Mini-Cricket Provincial Seminars come at a time when everyone is looking to get back on the cricket field. We look forward to engaging with the KFC Mini-Cricket coordinators and the volunteer coaches who are such an integral part of the KFC Mini-Cricket programme. We hope through these virtual seminars, we are still able to reignite the passion for the game and continue to instil skills and information that will help grow the sport we love,” Motshegoa says.

The KFC Mini-Cricket Provincial Seminars aim to highlight some of the past season’s gains and further communicates the strategy for the season ahead.

KFC CSI Manager, Andra Ferreira Nel, says planning for the virtual seminars has gone according to plan and is looking forward to hosting and interacting with the cricketing family.

“Even through challenging times, we have seen that sport continues to be a fundamental part of our society and continues to bring hope and change to communities. We are excited to continue engaging on the KFC Mini-Cricket programme, albeit being done virtually. We hope this will act as a catalyst for us to get back onto the field as we miss the kids, the excitement of the game and all those involved,” she says.

We also want to use these sessions to recognise and empower our community builders for all the hard work they do in their respective communities,” she adds.

The KFC Mini-Cricket programme introduces children to the game and is one of South Africa’s biggest grassroot sports development programmes.  It is critical foundation stage in the development of South Africa’s future cricketing heroes and is the first phase in CSA’s ‘pipeline to the Proteas’.

Seminar Dates (*Dates are subject to change at short notice):

Date

Time

                  Member

Thu

8-Oct

15h30-18h00

Northerns Cricket Union

Fri

09-Oct

15h00-17h00

Easterns Cricket Union

Wed

14-Oct

TBC

Free State Cricket Union

Thu

15-Oct

12h00-14h00

Eastern Province Cricket

Fri

16-Oct

10h00-12h00

Western Province Cricket Association

Fri

16-Oct

13h00-15h00

Border Cricket

Sat

17-0ct

10h00-12h00

KZN Coastal

Wed

21-Oct

14h00-16h00

SWD

Thu

22-Oct

16h00-18h00

CGL

Fri

23-Oct

13h00-15h00

Limpopo

Sat

24-Oct

13h00-15h00

North West

Tue

27-Oct

TBC

KEI Cricket

Wed

28-Oct

TBC

KZN Inland

Fri

30-Oct

12h00-14h00

Northern Cape

Fri

30-Oct

16h00-18h00

Mpumalanga Cricket Union

Sat

31-Oct

10h00-12h00

Boland