South Western Districts Cricket recently received an important financial injection from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) with a grant of R600,000.
According to Albertus Kennedy, SWD Cricket Chief Executive Officer, was this allocation awarded based on the last application as submitted. The funding is making provision for specific projects that include capacity building for the development of clubs, training of administrators, coaches and technical officials, domestic travel participation costs as well as for the participation, organizing and transport of local leagues. Funding was also allocated for skills development programs. “The allocation is aimed to provide assistance to programs covering all the geographical areas in the province and is greatly welcomed in times where income revenue streams remain very important to promote cricket programs”.
Over the past decade SWD Cricket benefited from various Lotto projects including an allocation eight years ago that allowed the union to construct the office complex, club house and dressing room facilities at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn.
In his response, the Chairperson of the Board Mr Rudy Claassen, thanked the NLC for their financial support in SWD Cricket’s strive to achieve its mission in creating a platform that is conducive for stakeholders to excel through an integrated approach in corporate governance, operational excellence and sustainable development.
CAPTION: Rudi Claassen