This week was the start to the Provincial KFC Mini-Cricket Online Seminars and the first seminar was hosted by Northerns Cricket Union.
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.
Run by South African MC and comedian Dalin Oliver the seminar was a huge success and very interactive where the KFC Mini-Cricket coaches from Northerns Cricket Union got a chance to learn about their program and about what are the expectations for the season including when they can start playing again and the restrictions for the season.
Northerns President Tebogo Siko got proceedings underway with a welcome from the union and some encouraging points from the previous season.
Buhle Motshegoa CSA’s Mass Participation Coordinator set the expectations for the season with what the coaches can and cannot do.
Marie Lubbe spoke about how they can achieve Buhle's goals and then motivated the coaches to think out of the box.
Andra Ferreira Nel, KFC CSA Manager, encouraged the coaches, our true heroes of the program, to tell us their stories so that we can tell them to a larger audience that will help us grow the program.
Finally Titans player Gregory Mahlokwana and CSA Women's U19 coach and CSA Women's Academy coach Dinesha Devnarain spoke about their involvement in KFC Mini-Cricket and how they started their careers and how they continue to contribute to the program.
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’.