King’s Dale hosts Mini-Cricket festival
Dale Primary School in King Williams Town hosted the KFC Mini-Cricket Provincial Festival recently with over 1 200 school children honing their skills coached by Warriors players Clayton Bosch and Marco Marais.
“Mini-Cricket is a good initiative where kids and coaches come out and have a lot of fun. If the foundation of cricket development is solid, then you will reap the rewards at a later stage. I saw some good players especially a couple of left arm seamers,” said Marco Marais.
Each year, 124 000 kids from 6 495 schools take part in 43 732 KFC Mini-Cricket matches around the country every year, including girl children.
“I was pleased to see the number of girls that took part and that bodes well for the future of girls cricket in the region. What stood out for me is the commitment of the coaches. I met a pensioner from Hill Town and in her retirement, she still goes to her local school to coach KFC Mini-Cricket,” said Buhle Motshegoa, Cricket South Africa Mass Participation Coordinator.
The KFC Mini-Cricket programme is the largest of its kind in the country.