Fourth Cricket Ecosystem Handover – 2 September

Amazing handover of our
in Khayelitsha on Friday thank you Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages and Adidas SA

Sivile Primary School pupils from Grades R to 7 now have access to newly constructed net facilities, a full complement of cricket equipment as well as a fully trained, locally sourced cricket coach thanks to the generous donation from a number of benefactors.

We have so much talent in this country and we are hoping to discover some raw potential that we can help to refine, honing their skills for the professional game through our foundation. The celebratory handover event – powered by Peninsula Beverages – was attended by representatives from the Gary Kirsten Foundation’s sponsors as well as Gary Kirsten, the Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy team and the foundation’s coaches, all enjoying the various cricket challenges with the young players.

Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB) has been a long-standing supporter of community and sports development especially in the rugby and cricket arenas. Sivile Primary School principal, Zukisa Cwayi, said that, although there was a great interest in cricket at the school, it was not particularly evident in that part of Khayelitsha because of a lack of facilities. “Now that we have the facilities on this side, we can encourage participation with the surrounding schools and start getting competitions going,” he explained.

The R100 000 cricket ecosystem forms part of our ongoing Cricket Development Initiative which has seen three other Khayelitsha schools receiving the much-needed facilities and equipment. We are seeing such great attendance and commitment from our young players at our other three installations – namely Chris Hani Arts and Culture High School, Siphamandla Secondary School and Impendulo Primary School. It’s fantastic to be able to bring Sivile Primary School on board and to increase the opportunities for these youngsters to be exposed to the beautiful game of cricket.

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SABC broadcasted on our PowerPlayer event on the 2nd September at Sivile School.