Thursday, October 10, 2013
Excitement builds for the Mpumalanga KFC Mini-Cricket
The Mpumalanga Cricket Union will be hosting a KFC Mini-Cricket Festival at the Driekoppies Stadium in Lowveld on Friday 11th October with the aim of encouraging more and more kids to get active. Starting at 10:00am a morning of cricketing fun will see a variety of boys and girls from all over the region getting active together.
Differently-abled kids will also be included in the festival, but greater emphasis will be placed on hand-eye coordination, ball catching skills and the basics of the game.
KFC Mini-Cricket has over 100 000 kids actively participating in the programme around the country, with dedicated volunteer coaches sharing their passion for cricket, by helping these youngsters get the most out of the game from an early age.
“The Limpopo region has an abundance of talent spread far and wide, so it’s important that we host this KFC Mini-Cricket Festival to bring kids and coaches from various backgrounds together to really enjoy the benefits of getting active”, says Lauren Turnbull, Sponsorships Manager of KFC South Africa.
Also attending the Mpumalanga KFC Mini-Cricket Festival will be local provincial. With so many players currently playing in the various domestic franchises having taken up the game at KFC Mini-Cricket level, it is only fitting that they are present to give needed guidance and inspiration to the kids on the day.
The kids attending the festival will also get the chance to audition to become KFC Mini-Cricket Ambassadors. Not only will this provide them with the opportunity of the provincial players, but successful participants will stand a chance to get active at the KFC T20 Internationals and Ram Slam T20 Challenge by participating in activities such as: the coin toss, taking the field as player escorts and acting as ball boys and girls on the boundaries at the matches.
There is an exciting 2013/14 KFC Mini-Cricket Season ahead of cricket with the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs the Proteas Tour. Seven lucky competition winners, selected through a USSD Competition that started on the 8th of September and ended on the 8th October will get to play a KFC Mini-Cricket game against the Proteas!
The KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs the Proteas Tour was launched in September with the Proteas, captained by AB De Villiers, beating the KFC Mini-Cricket kids by 15 runs.