More than a thousand kids are expected to pitch up on a day that will be full of activities. Children from different schools and clubs including township areas from all around Cape Town will be coming through to Newlands.
KFC Mini Cricket Co-ordinator, Thulani Zideba said, “This year’s festival is set to be the biggest festival Western Province (WP)has ever hosted. The number of interest shown by the schools and cricket clubs all around Cape Town is overwhelming and we hope to make it a huge success.”
He further said “Some of the current Proteas’ players like Thami Tsolekile, AB De Villiers and Vernon Philander came through the ranks of the mini cricket programme and we look forward to continue producing future franchise and international players through this wonderful programme.”
The major aim of KFC Mini Cricket is to provide a game of cricket in its simplest form to young children and at the same time provide enjoyment. Boys play up to nine years old and girls play up to thirteen years old with a purpose of promoting girls cricket in our country.
Western Provincial Cricket First Class Provincial and Western Province Cricket Provincial Women’s players will also be conducting a coaching clinic on the day.
Registration for the day starts at 14h00 and the opening of the KFC Mini Cricket Festival will start soon after. The Festival will finish off around 18h30. Entrance to the stadium is free.