The festival consisted of a coaching clinic and five rounds of T15 matches taking place over the two days. Each game had match officials provided by the WPCA Umpires and Scorers Associations. The festival was also used for talent identification overseen by the WP girls’ selection panel and coaches.
“We were fortunate to have the WP senior women team players, Andri Steyn and Leah Jones, as well as head coach Claire Terblanche present on both days assisting in coaching and managing the young learners. Each player received a certificate of participation and our closing function was rounded off by a well-received lucky draw with prizes consisting of clothing, Cape Cobras match tickets and sports vouchers,” said Camillah Adams, WPCA Youth Cricket co-ordinator.
“The feedback received from this festival was hugely positive and we hope to deliver a bigger and better festival in the near future,” she added.
“I am very happy with the progress this year and it was exciting seeing the talent pool, having 12 teams participating was a great success,” commented Clinton du Preez, WPCA Cricket Services Manager.
“Players have been identified who will participate in the winter program as final trials for the u13 regional tournament in December,” he added.
“Much thanks and appreciation goes to the coaches, coordinators and LOC and a big thanks to Sunfoil for their support. We are looking forward to many more successful years as partners,” Du Preez commented.