South Western Districts Cricket recently announced a grant allocation of R500,000 from the National Lotteries Commission. According to Albertus Kennedy, the Chief Executive Officer of SWD Cricket, the bulk of the allocation will be allocated to transformation and development programs.
A portion of the grant was also allocated to capacity building programs such as the training of umpires, scorers, coaches, groundsmen and administrators. Funding was also availed for travelling to national tournaments.
In his response to the grant allocation, Mr Rudy Claassen, the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, extended his thanks and gratitude towards the Lotteries Commission for their support towards SWD Cricket. Since 2004 SWD Cricket received more than R12mil from the Lotteries.