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Monday, March 4, 2013
VERNON PHILANDER VISITS RAISETHORPE SECONDARY SCHOOL
part of the KFC Mini-Cricket campaign to get children across South Africa
living active lifestyles, Vernon Philander held an exclusive KFC Mini-Cricket
coaching session with youngsters from Raisethorpe secondary school yesterday.
the IPL competition in 2012, SuperSport presented a KFC Mini-Cricket
competition whereby you could win one of these once in a lifetime coaching
sessions. Shrikaar Singh from Pietermaritzburg was one of six winners that came
up trumps as the recipient for the coaching session prize.
Shrikaar now attends Raisethorpe secondary school; he won the prize whilst
attending Allendale primary school, where he got active through playing KFC
Mini-Cricket. Now Shrikaar will get a chance to reunite with his former KFC
Mini-Cricket teams mates and enjoy this great day of active fun and learning
with one of their Protea heroes.
of my love for the sport, when I saw the competition advert, I thought to
myself that would be a great experience and I would love to be part of it. I
knew we could learn a lot from being coached by a professional and
international star.” said Shrikaar on entering the competition.
its third year of sponsorship, KFC involves over 100 000 young boys and
girls in KFC Mini-Cricket from schools around the country. Being a talented
young batsman, Shrikaar’s favourite player is Hashim Amla, but he was just as
excited to find out that Vernon Philander was coming to his school.
coached the kids throughout the day while sharing inspirational words with the
group. Each player had a chance to chat to him and had their bats signed.
Vernon was happy to coach the kids and share some interesting cricketing
insights and expertise.
event will no doubt leave a lasting impression on young Shrikaar, who had this
to say; “We all dream of becoming professional
cricketers one day, so being able to meet and learn from one like we did today
was so special. Vernon was really great and has made me a lot more focused on
the game going forward, and what is needed to keep improving as a cricketer.”
an associate sponsor of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, KFC is not just involved in
promoting an active lifestyle through KFC Mini-Cricket, but also through
including boys and girls within the programme in the
international and domestic matches.
the more than 100 000 kids ranging from over 4 500 schools, chosen
KFC Mini-Cricket ambassadors get the chance to be involved in the matches as
player escorts, ball boys and girls and by participating in the match coin