KFC and Cricket South Africa officially kick off KFC Mini-Cricket Provincial Seminars

Following a long hiatus brought about by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, KFC and Cricket South Africa (CSA) are getting ready to launch the new cricket season by hosting virtual KFC Mini-Cricket Provincial Seminars throughout the month of October, across the 16 Provincial Unions.

The annual KFC Mini-Cricket Provincial Seminars are an important part of planning for the season ahead and the virtual environment will lay the foundation for the return of play once government gives the go ahead, hopefully early in the new year.

CSA’s Mass Participation Coordinator, Buhle Motshegoa, is elated that there is finally some cricket activity happening and looks forward to engaging with the more than 1280 KFC Mini-Cricket volunteer coaches and coordinators from across the country.

“The virtual KFC Mini-Cricket Provincial Seminars come at a time when everyone is looking to get back on the cricket field. We look forward to engaging with the KFC Mini-Cricket coordinators and the volunteer coaches who are such an integral part of the KFC Mini-Cricket programme. We hope through these virtual seminars, we are still able to reignite the passion for the game and continue to instil skills and information that will help grow the sport we love,” Motshegoa says.

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.

KFC CSI Manager, Andra Ferreira Nel, says planning for the virtual seminars has gone according to plan and is looking forward to hosting and interacting with the cricketing family.

“Even through challenging times, we have seen that sport continues to be a fundamental part of our society and continues to bring hope and change to communities. We are excited to continue engaging on the KFC Mini-Cricket programme, albeit being done virtually. We hope this will act as a catalyst for us to get back onto the field as we miss the kids, the excitement of the game and all those involved,” she says.

We also want to use these sessions to recognise and empower our community builders for all the hard work they do in their respective communities,” she adds.

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’.

Seminar Dates (*Dates are subject to change at short notice):

Date Time                      Member
Thu 8-Oct 15h30-18h00 Northerns Cricket Union
Fri 09-Oct 15h00-17h00 Easterns Cricket Union
Wed 14-Oct TBC Free State Cricket Union
Thu 15-Oct 12h00-14h00 Eastern Province Cricket
Fri 16-Oct 10h00-12h00 Western Province Cricket Association
Fri 16-Oct 13h00-15h00 Border Cricket
Sat 17-0ct 10h00-12h00 KZN Coastal
Wed 21-Oct 14h00-16h00 SWD
Thu 22-Oct 16h00-18h00 CGL
Fri 23-Oct 13h00-15h00 Limpopo
Sat 24-Oct 13h00-15h00 North West
Tue 27-Oct TBC KEI Cricket
Wed 28-Oct TBC KZN Inland
Fri 30-Oct 12h00-14h00 Northern Cape
Fri 30-Oct 16h00-18h00 Mpumalanga Cricket Union
Sat 31-Oct 10h00-12h00 Boland

About KFC Mini-Cricket

KFC Mini-Cricket provides a platform for kids in South Africa to have fun and get active. KFC Mini-Cricket is the largest grassroots development sports programme in South Africa and is also an essential building block for learning cricketing basics and entrenching a love for the game. 

There are currently 126 642 kids from 6617 schools active in the KFC Mini-Cricket programme who are coached by 13 673 volunteer coaches. KFC has sponsored KFC Mini-Cricket since 2010 and in the 2012/13 cricket season KFC became the title sponsor of the KFC T20 Internationals.

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