Six Gun Grill South Western Districts Cricket (SWDC) has announced a favorable partnership with the Eden District Spot Academy (EDSA)!
This partnership was announced during a launching function that was held at the EDSA last week. The Academy is situated at the De Jager Sports Centre in Oudtshoorn, a stone-throw away from the Recreation Ground – the home of SWD Cricket.
This partnership, which is documented in a formal agreement between the two parties allow all the Six Gun Grill representative teams access to a gymnasium facility, focused to cater for the training requirements of high-performance athletes. This agreement also makes for provision for access and office space utilization for the training personnel of SWDC.
During the launch the EDSA administrator, Ms Stephnie McKay, welcomed SWD Cricket to the premises and facilities. “We are extremely excited about this partnership and is very honored to host a well driven and ambitious sport code like SWD Cricket at the EDSA”, said McKay. During his address, Mr Rudy Claassen, the president of SWDC describe the conclusion of this partnership as a long-awaited ambition of SWDC. “A high-performance training facility of this nature is an important part of our ambition to reach further heights in all our cricket structures and this agreement will be extremely beneficial to the SWD professional, – women, – academy and – youth teams”, he said.
The EDSA was officially opened in 2015 with the aim to provide a facility to assist high performance athletes in the district and support of scientific services with the aim to enhance their overall performances.
Caption: Present at the launch of the partnership between SWD Cricket and the Eden District Sports Academy were: Back Row: Arishna Maghoo (Physiotherapist: SWD professional team), Chistelle Johannes (Executive Committee member: Eden Districts Sport Council), Tyrese Carelse (SWD contracted player), André Alexander (Manager: Eden Districts Sports Academy), Martelize van der Merwe (SWD Women’s team coach), Jane Winster (SWD Women’s contracted player) and Fikile Blauw (Coach: Eden Districts Sport Academy).
Front Row: Shannon Musto (Strength & Conditioning Coach: SWD), Stephnie Mckay (Administrator: EDEN Districts Sport Academy), Rudy Claassen (President: SWD Cricket), Mr Piet Botha (Head Coach SWD professional Team), Albertus Kennedy (CEO: SWD Cricket) and Jean Neethling (Acting Districts Manager: Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport).