Delegates were treated to a Q&A session with former Proteas bowler André Nel, who spoke candidly about his career and the people who influenced him. He stressed the importance of coaches at the onset of a player's career, commenting that they are the ones who are held in the highest regard by their charges.
Many awards and prizes were given out to the coaches who excelled during the past season and they were recognised for their efforts. The KFC Mini-Cricket Coach of the Year went to Angela Cilliers and the KFC Mini-Cricket Co-ordinator of the Year went to Sibonelo Ngcobo, who both came from the KwaZulu-Natal Inland region.
KFC also launched their Junior Ambassadors programme. This programme is aimed at having children encouraging other children to take part in the mini-cricket programme. Searches will be set up at all provincial festivals to find the chosen few who will get to interact with their domestic and international cricket heroes as well as other children.
KFC CSI and Sponsorship Manager, Lauren Turnbull was delighted by the success of yet another seminar and looks forward to a busy season ahead, "KFC is looking forward to another season of KFC Mini-Cricket and with 100 000 children participating in the programme we hope to get kids playing cricket frequently and leading active and balanced lifestyles. There is a lot to look forward to this season with 16 provincial festivals taking place and a KFC Mini-Cricket ambassadors search."