Operational excellence award for SWD Cricket

South Western Districts Cricket (SWD Cricket) on Thursday was rewarded for its excellent operational structures and programmes during the 2015/16 season.

Albertus Kennedy & Rudy Claassen
Albertus Kennedy & Rudy Claassen

The affiliate ended second overall when Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced the final results of the 2015/16 Operational Model Incentive Scorecard and the related incentive payments to category winners.SWD, who finish second at 83.39% at behind Northers (83,73%) received a signific

SWD, who finish second at 83.39% at behind Northers (83,73%) received a significant financial incentive after achieving a minimum qualifying score of 75% on the points scale. In 2014/15 SWD ended third overall.

SWD also won the categories for the best provincial academy and data management adding up to a total prize money of R1,466,800.

The purpose of the Incentive model is to drive improvement in several areas and to provide Members with an opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for performance.

According to Albertus Kennedy, the Chief Executive Officer is SWD Cricket; the primary purpose of the Scorecard is to measure performance in order to reward members who exceeded basic delivery requirements of the CSA funding objectives. “It is, however, important to note that, over and above measuring and rewarding excellence, one of the main aims of the Scorecard is to establish the level of delivery of each member in the specific programmes/activities related to the Operational Model”. “After good results last year we make further improvements to our management processes and although we came within a whisker in winning the first prize we are extremely proud on our achievements”, he said.

CSA aimed to minimize subjective assessment as far as it is practically possible and provide quantifiable measures for each area assessed. Members were required to provide concrete/tangible examples with supporting documentation to back up each score. This aided the validation process.

In a memorandum to the members Mr Haroon Lorgat the Chief Executive Officer of CSA expressed his satisfaction that the exercise has been a productive one and one which CSA believes will enhance the performance of CSA and each Member. “We are confident that this will translate into cricket in South Africa being world class, both in administration and performance”, he said.

In his response Mr Rudy Claassen, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SWD Cricket, expressed his thanks and gratitude to his fellow board members, associate chairpersons and office staff for their contribution, hard work and dedication during the past season. “Our vision is striving towards excellence at all levels in cricket – and this achievement is evident for what we stand for”, he said.

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