Nyanga Cricket Club, Mandalay, Delft, Du Noon, Mfuleni and Philippi were the beneficiaries at a handover-ceremony on Thursday 17th September.
“We are indebted to Sport4kids and their commitment to assist disadvantaged clubs in this way. We believe that this can benefit the clubs and increase their numbers,” said Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the WPCA.
“The existence of the Newlands Cricket High School, our winter high-performance programs, the Langa Cricket Festival and our consistent endeavours to empower coaches and run the hubs programs, underline our investment in increasing the number of black African stars who play the beautiful game,” Dien added.
“The heart-beat of the game is at school and club level and we salute every effort to support the club game. We believe that the next Makhaya Ntini, Thami Tsolekile or Temba Bavuma can emerge from one of these clubs, thanks to the investment of Sport 4 Kids,” said Beresford Williams, president of the WPCA.
Lutando Mvenya from Delft Cricket Club said he is grateful to WPCA for supporting township cricket and for the strategy to support black cricket. “This is the proof of what the WPCA is doing for the Black community.”
“I would like to express my heartfelt praise to WPCA and Sport 4 Kids for the equipment they have given us today,” said Sibulele Mnqeta of Mandalay Cricket Club. “It is going to help us at the club and it will go a long way in sustaining the club’s aspirations towards the 2015/16-season.”