Friday, January 31, 2014

Penryn College competes for outside gym


Penryn College, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, was one of the schools that competed in the Coca-Cola® 30 Minute Heroes Challenge, a competition introduced to schools participating in the Coca-Cola® T20 schools Cricket challenge and aimed at getting learners to participate in physical activity. 

The concept encourages as many learners as possible to complete a five drill circuit within a 30 minute period. The scores will only be made public once all schools have completed their challenge.  The school that completes the most circuits in the allotted time frame stands a chance to win a prize of an outdoor gym to the value of two hundred thousand rand, which will be installed at the winning school.

Pupils from Grade 9 to 11 participated in the event. “Our approach on the day was 60% fun and 40% competitive with our top sportsmen going first,” said Graeme Stewart, Teacher and head of Rugby.  “The Coca-Cola® team was fantastic and really energized the kids and got them enthusiastic, especially the ones that do not normally participate in sport.”

“During assembly the next day we showed the video we took and the kids loved it.  There was a lot of laughter!  The drills were short and sweet but high impact and the trick was to get them completed as quickly as possible,” said Stewart.

“It was interesting to note that we do the same drills at cricket practise,” said Cricket coach, Eric Gimaldi, who also coaches the SA Indoor Cricket team.

Penryn College has been knocked out of the Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge.  “We are in a building process at the moment as all our top players left the school last season.  This competition is excellent and gives the kids the opportunity to play against other schools that are very competitive.  The games are short and we are finding that the entire school is interested in following our progress so we will be back next season.”

The Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge is about making heroes, explains Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola South Africa Marketing Assets Manager. “This grass roots tournament is where heroes are unearthed and then progress through to the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week, an annual tournament, sponsored by Coca-Cola South Africa for over 30 years. It has to date produced over 200 Proteas players.”
The five drills in the Coca-Cola® 30 Minute Heroes Challenge include:
1.    Shuttle runs between 6 beacons, moving a cricket ball from one   beacon to the next.
2.    Target Throwing at a set of wickets.
3.    Skipping with a skipping rope.
4.    Catching balls off a rebound board.
5.    Weaving in and out of 10 slalom poles.


For full competition terms and conditions please visit http://www.cocacola.co.za/".




Thursday, January 30, 2014

Players from Kimberley Technical High School get recognized for their achievements at the Coca-Cola T20 Challenge


Batsman and wicket keeper, Mohamed Roseburg as well as bowler and batsman, Brandon Gertze, both from Kimberley Technical High School were recognised as outstanding achievers in the Coca-Cola® T20 School Challenge.  Roseburg for his 100 and Gertze for taking 4 wickets for 3 runs against Floor High School. 

Coca-Cola® South Africa and Cricket South Africa (CSA) grant this honour to players who excel in the competition and they are awarded a special commemorative cap and a certificate marking the occasion.

Cricket and Hockey coach, Mrs Lene Geyer, is hoping that this recognition will encourage more scholars to take up cricket.  “These awards are a morale boost for the boys and getting their prize in assembly in front of the entire school made it that much more special.  The Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge is now the top school cricket tournament in our province and I need to get more scholars interested in the sport so that we can reach the national finals within the next year or two.” Kimberley Technical High School was knocked out of the competition at the district semi-finals against Hoérskool Diamantvelt.  

Mohamed Roseburg captains the team.  “He is a great leader,” said Geyer.  “He is an exceptional cricketer and I hope that he will make the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week at the end of the year.”

Brandon Gertze is a talented sportsman, playing provincial hockey, and an academic.  “He is a remarkable youngster,” said Geyer.  “I see him as a professional within the next few years.  He is still young (17 years old) and I believe he will play in the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week this year.”  

The Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge is about making heroes, explains Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola South Africa Marketing Assets Manager. “This grass roots tournament is where heroes are unearthed and then progress through to the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week, an annual tournament, sponsored by Coca-Cola South Africa for over 30 years. It has to date produced over 200 Proteas players.”




St Andrews competes for outside gym



St Andrews High School, Bloemfontein, Free State, was one of the schools that competed in the Coca-Cola® 30 Minute Heroes Challenge, a competition introduced to schools participating in the Coca-Cola® T20 schools challenge (cricket) and aimed at getting learners to participate in physical activity. 

The concept encourages as many learners as possible to complete a five drill circuit within a 30 minute period. The scores will only be made public once all schools have completed their challenge.  The school that completes the most circuits in the allotted time frame stands a chance to win a prize of an outdoor gym to the value of two hundred thousand rand, which will be installed at the winning school.

The school cricket coach, Greg Hopson, invited Grade 8, 9, 10 and 11 pupils to participate.  “The boys had such fun, although they struggled with the skipping exercise.”

St Andrews won R66 000 as Free State Coca-Cola® T20 champions in the 2012/13 cricket season and represented the Knights franchise at the National finals.  “So far we are doing well again this year, but we still have many games to play, one against Grey College, which has a very strong cricket team this year,” said Hopson.

Hopson believes they can reach the national finals again this year.  “We have introduced five new players into our team this season and they are proving to be as good, if not better than those they replaced.  I believe we could well defend our title.”

The five drills in the Coca-Cola® 30 Minute Heroes Challenge include:
1.    Shuttle runs between 6 beacons, moving a cricket ball from one   beacon to the next.
2.    Target Throwing at a set of wickets.
3.    Skipping with a skipping rope.
4.    Catching balls off a rebound board.
5.    Weaving in and out of 10 slalom poles.

For full competition terms and conditions please visit http://www.cocacola.co.za/".







Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Durban Boys High School competes for outdoor gym



Durban Boys High School, KwaZulu-Natal, was one of the schools that competed in the Coca-Cola® 30 Minute Heroes Challenge, a competition introduced to schools participating in the Coca-Cola® T20 schools Cricket Challenge and aimed at getting learners to participate in physical activity. 

The concept encourages as many learners as possible to complete a five drill circuit within a 30 minute period. The scores will only be made public once all schools have completed their challenge.  The school that completes the most circuits in the allotted time frame stands a chance to win a prize of an outdoor gym to the value of two hundred thousand rand, which will be installed at the winning school.

The five drills in the Coca-Cola 30 Minute Heroes Challenge include:
1.    Shuttle runs between 6 beacons, moving a cricket ball from one   beacon to the next.
2.    Target Throwing at a set of wickets.
3.    Skipping with a skipping rope.
4.    Catching balls off a rebound board.
5.    Weaving in and out of 10 slalom poles.

The Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge is about making heroes,” explains Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola® South Africa Marketing Assets Manager. “This grass roots tournament is where heroes are unearthed and then progress through to the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week, an annual tournament, sponsored by Coca-Cola South Africa for over 30 years. It has to date produced over 200 Proteas players.”

“Through our Coca-Cola® T20 30 Minute Hero Challenge we are encouraging all scholars in the country to adopt a physically active lifestyle that will become a lifelong practice,” said Mbele. 

For full competition terms and conditions please visit http://www.cocacola.co.za/".



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Plenty of advantages for schools that register for the 2014 Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup



The 2014 school year has begun, which means planning for the busy year ahead is underway. High on the agenda of thousands of schools around the country is getting their entries into the biggest schools football tournament in the country, the under-19  Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools, in on time.  Schools will be eyeing for the R3.4 million on offer in prize money as well as getting their key players the exposure to scouts to help take their soccer careers to the next level.

Registration is open and there are many benefits to schools entering. In the initial stages the competition provides the opportunity to play well-organised competitive football against the schools in regions and, for those who progress further, there is the chance of winning financial support for projects in their schools and communities.

For individual players with exceptional talent, there is the opportunity to take their soccer career to the next level.

The success stories of 2013 highlight the fact that the competition places a premium on the educational side of schooling. This is illustrated by Mamelodi Sundowns’ policy applying to their development programme. No student in their development structure can progress into the first team unless they pass Grade 12.

So, for example, Percy Tau, the leading goal-scorer at the 2013 Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup National Finals, who was originally from Phakama Combined School in Witbank Mpumalanga and passed Grade 12 at Clapham High School, is now with the Sundowns first team. 

Mamelodi Sundowns ran a training camp in December last year to which talented players identified at the 2013 Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup national finals were identified. One player was Lugiano Knopp from Okiep in the Northern Cape who has now passed Grade 12 and will join the Sundowns second division team and will enter the Elite Player program which enables the youth players to train with the senior team on a regular basis.

 Kabelo Mabasa (Harmony), Jason Skipper (Cloetesville) and Tani Mpusana (Louis Botha) – have been offered contracts to join the Sundowns development academy. They will all go to Clapham High School to complete Grade 12 and will play in the Sundowns under-19 team in the 2nd division.

Reginald Tsoela (Harmony) was impressive at the camp and will join the club’s SAFA 2nd Division team and enter a FET college, along with Fumani Mathebula (Eric Nxumalo), who passed matric and will enter tertiary education at a college.

There are also a number of players who came very close to be selected and who will be monitored over the next 6 months.  They are: Gian De Jongh (Okiep), Elton Kapinga (Benny Sports) and Sive Klauhse (Executive Academy). 

There are also a number of players that will join other PSL clubs such as 16 year old Dillan Fransch.  He was offered a contract with Mamelodi Sundowns but opted to remain in Cape Town and has joined Ajax Cape Town. 




Armad Pansegrouw is a hero at Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Cricket Challenge


Opening batsman, Armad Pansegrouw of Pietersburg High School, Polokwane, has been recognised as an outstanding achiever in the Coca-Cola® T20 School Challenge, for the 92 runs he made in his side’s victory over Seshego Development School. 

Coca-Cola® South Africa and Cricket South Africa (CSA) grant this honour to players who excel in the competition and they are awarded a special commemorative cap and a certificate marking the occasion.

Armad, who also excels in hockey and athletics, is only 16 years old and now in Grade 11.  He has been described by cricket organiser, Linki Roodt as a steady and reliable batsman who is of great value to the team. “Armad is passionate about cricket and never misses a practice session, which is turning him into an excellent cricketer who should go far in the sport.”

Pieterburg High School has played four Coca-Cola® T20 School Challenge matches, winning two.  They beat Seshego Development by 146 runs and Capricorn High School by 9 wickets. They still have a couple of games to play in their region before competing in the Regional finals.


The Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge is about making heroes, explains Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola South Africa Marketing Assets Manager. “This grass roots tournament is where heroes are unearthed and then progress through to the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week, an annual tournament, sponsored by Coca-Cola South Africa for over 30 years. It has to date produced over 200 Proteas players.”


Thursday, January 23, 2014

KFC Mini-Cricket kids get the better of the Proteas at Laerskool Fleur

The KFC Mini-Cricket kids of Centurion’s Laerskool Fleur recorded an impressive 3 run win over the Proteas in a rain curtailed affair in front of a passionate home crowd.

In the first rain affected match of the KFC Mini-Cricket kids vs Proteas Tour, the spectators were kept in suspense as the game came to a thrilling and unexpected end. The match was judged on how many runs each team scored after 4 overs, with the KFC Mini-Cricket kids pulling out all the stops to end victorious.

Before rain put an end to the encounter, things started off with great excitement as the KFC Mini-Cricket kids won the toss and elected to get active on the field first against their heavily favoured opponents. When asked about the decision to bowl, skipper Kagiso Malau’s response was a decisive one, “well, I am good at bowling”.

Proteas captain AB de Villiers knew that such an answer must have come from a position of confidence, so his team approached the task of batting with due caution. A boy of his word, Kagiso instantly put the Proteas under pressure with some very accurate bowling. With pressure mounting on AB de Villiers and fellow opener Aaron Phangiso, the first wicket came in the form of a run out as the kids, being as active as ever, pounced on the opportunity.

From there the Proteas batsmen relaxed a little and started to play some shots. Something that saw not only the KFC Mini-Cricket kids chasing after the ball, but also the many spectators who also got active on the sidelines.

The second pair of Farhaan Behardien and Chris Morris came to the crease looking to up the ante, but failed to do so as the KFC Mini-Cricket kids combined tight bowling and ultra sharp fielding to keep their opponents in check.

The home team was showing great variety with their mixed bowling line-up producing all kinds of problems for the batsmen. Tamryn Lorence sent Chris Morris’ stumps flying with a brilliant yorker, while the sisters Tylo and Vanya van Wyngaardt bowled a brilliant line and length with Tylo bowling the over of the day taking 3 wickets for 3 runs.

Eventually the Proteas did manage to come good at the death, and after 8 overs finished up with 56 runs. It was a fine effort with the ball from the KFC Mini-Cricket kids, but as clouds continued to build, lightning bolts fizzed and a light drizzle started to fall the kids were not worried if they were good enough to chase down the total, but if Mother Nature would allow them to!

Determined to make a game of it despite the daunting elements, captain Kagiso Malau got his team’s run chase off to a steady start, with Michael Atkinson, the best of the KFC Mini-Cricket kids’ batsman on the day building impressively on the opening stand with some attacking stroke play.

With the weather worsening with each ball, the umpires decided to call for one more over after the 3rd, and having looked at what the Proteas were on at that same stage, declared that the KFC Mini-Cricket kids needed to have 29 runs on the board after the last over to win.

Quinton de Kock was entrusted with the ball. He started brilliantly with 3 dot balls. His 4th was a no ball however, and from that one break in concentration, the kids took full advantage. Some lusty blows were struck, and combined with some uncharacteristic poor fielding from the Proteas, the kids had the game in the bag!

The enthusiastic supporters who had braved the weather were delighted with the result, and the school’s headmaster, Mr. Bekker, praised his young heroes and their tremendous efforts in securing the victory, “We have never had an event like this at our school and our KFC Mini-Cricket kids made us proud with the way they handled themselves in front of their heroes”.

Tylo van Wyngaardt was awarded the player of the match award for her terrific bowling efforts in taking 3 wickets for 3 runs. She was naturally very pleased in the active role she played in the win, crediting her decision to bowl spin as being her ticket to success.

She intends to carry on developing her spin bowling potential and hopefully one day play for the Proteas women’s team. With the opportunity she got to get active against her heroes in this match, Tylo, along with all the other KFC Mini-Cricket kids that participated in the KFC Mini-Cricket kids vs Proteas tour, have experienced the perfect stepping stone to greater things, which will certainly keep them getting active playing the sport they love.












Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tom Richardson from Bishops has been recognized in the Coco-Cola T20 Schools Cricket Challenge.


Tom Richardson of Bishops, Cape Town, has been recognized as an outstanding achiever in the Coca-Cola® T20 School Challenge, for the 76 runs he made in his side’s victory over Groote Schuur High School, as well as his excellent performance as the schools wicket keeper.  He is on track to take over from his uncle, Dave Richardson, who played 42 Tests, 122 ODI games and kept wicket for South Africa.

Coca-Cola® South Africa and Cricket South Africa (CSA) grant this honour to players who excel in the competition and they are awarded a special commemorative cap and a certificate marking the occasion.

Bishops has played in four Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge matches, winning them all. “Tom is a key member of our team and is one of our youngsters at 16 years old, in Grade 11,” said Willem Steyn, Head of Cricket.  “Not only is he an excellent cricketer but plays first team Hockey and is a straight A student excelling in all subjects.  He is still young and has the opportunity to make a great contribution to our school.”

Steyn said that their toughest Coca-Cola® T20 game was against Pinelands High School.  “We eventually won by 32 runs but we had to fight hard.  Our bowlers showed their metal and won the game for us.” Bishops will be playing their next games on 14 February.

The Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge is about making heroes, explains Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola South Africa Marketing Assets Manager. “This grass roots tournament is where heroes are unearthed and then progress through to the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week, an annual tournament, sponsored by Coca-Cola South Africa for over 30 years. It has to date produced over 200 Proteas players.”



About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.  Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitamin water, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks.  Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.8 billion servings a day.  With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate.  Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates.  For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Selborne College competes for an outdoor gym at the Coca-Cola 30 Minutes Challenge


Selborne College, East London, was one of the schools that competed in the Coca-Cola® 30 Minute Heroes Challenge, a competition introduced to schools participating in the Coca-Cola® T20 schools challenge (cricket) and aimed at getting learners to participate in physical activity. 

The concept encourages as many learners as possible to complete a five drill circuit within a 30 minute period. The scores will only be made public once all schools have completed their challenge.  The school that completes the most circuits in the allotted time frame stands a chance to win a prize of an outdoor gym to the value of two hundred thousand rand, which will be installed at the winning school.

In fitting with the objective of the exercise, Shane Viviers, the school gym coordinator, invited every student to participate, whether they excelled in sport or not.  “At a glance the activities looked easy, but the boys said they required a lot of strength and stamina to complete the circuit in as quick a time as possible.  The biggest challenge for the boys was the skipping, but I am sure that all schools will have the same problem.”

Being physically active is a key objective of Selborne.  “It is compulsory for every student to participate in one summer and one winter sport. As a result we have excellent sportsmen in squash, water polo, tennis, cricket, rugby, rowing, swimming, hockey and golf.”

Selborne is doing well in the Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge.  “We won all our local games, the last one was against Dale College which we won by 7 wickets.  The next game will be the regional finals in February,” said Viviers.

The five drills in the Coca-Cola 30 Minute Heroes Challenge include:
1.    Shuttle runs between 6 beacons, moving a cricket ball from one   beacon to the next.
2.    Target Throwing at a set of wickets.
3.    Skipping with a skipping rope.
4.    Catching balls off a rebound board.
5.    Weaving in and out of 10 slalom poles.

For full competition terms and conditions please visit http://www.cocacola.co.za/".



About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.  Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitamin water, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks.  Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.8 billion servings a day.  With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate.  Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates.  For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.

Potchefstroom Boys High School competes for outdoor gym


Potchefstroom Boys High School, North West, was one of the schools that competed in the Coca-Cola® 30 Minute Heroes Challenge, a competition introduced to schools participating in the Coca-Cola® T20 schools challenge (cricket) and aimed at getting learners to participate in physical activity. 

The concept encourages as many learners as possible to complete a five drill circuit within a 30 minute period. The scores will only be made public once all schools have completed their challenge.  The school that completes the most circuits in the allotted time frame stands a chance to win a prize of an outdoor gym to the value of two hundred thousand rand, which will be installed at the winning school.

All students were invited to participate which resulted in most of the school pitching up to compete. “The boys got into the spirit of things and there were a lot of laughs at the lack of skipping prowess,” said Alexander Paiva, director of sport. 

Potch Boys High has not progressed through to the regional finals of the      Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge this year but vow to be back next year.  “We are working on the team for next season in both the batting and bowling departments, said Paiva.

The five drills in the Coca-Cola 30 Minute Heroes Challenge include:
1.    Shuttle runs between 6 beacons, moving a cricket ball from one   beacon to the next.
2.    Target Throwing at a set of wickets.
3.    Skipping with a skipping rope.
4.    Catching balls off a rebound board.
5.    Weaving in and out of 10 slalom poles.

For full competition terms and conditions please visit http://www.cocacola.co.za/".





About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.  Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitamin water, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks.  Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.8 billion servings a day.  With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate.  Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates.  For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Kempton Park Hoerskool competes for outdoor gym at the Coca-Cola 30 minute Heroes Challenge


Kempton Park Hoérskool, Gauteng, was one of the schools that competed in the Coca-Cola® 30 Minute Heroes Challenge, a competition introduced to schools participating in the Coca-Cola® T20 schools challenge (cricket) and aimed at getting learners to participate in physical activity. 

Cricket and Golf coordinator at the school, Ian Van Zyl, invited boys and girls from Grade 8 and 9 to participate, “As the aim of the project is to encourage kids to get physically active I decided to include those that do not normally play sport.  The challenge was held in lieu of a PT session. Many of the students found it tough going, but they all enjoyed themselves thoroughly and committed to getting fit.”   

The concept encourages as many learners as possible to complete a five drill circuit within a 30 minute period. The scores will only be made public once all schools have completed their challenge.  The school that completes the most circuits in the allotted time frame stands a chance to win a prize of an outdoor gym to the value of two hundred thousand rand, which will be installed at the winning school.

Kempton Park will be starting their Coca-Cola T20 Schools Challenge cricket matches in January.  “There are five schools in our group but we could not start playing in November last year due to exams.  We have three excellent new recruits in our team and we are looking at getting further than our regional semi final finish last cricket season,” said Van Zyl.

Winning the prize will give the school their own gym.  “Currently we have a partnership with the local gym in our area which allows our students to work out for a small fee.”

Kempton Park are the current rugby champions in the area, after winning the Beeld Trophy and in 2012 were named the best academic school in Ekurhuleni.


The five drills in the Coca-Cola 30 Minute Heroes Challenge include:
1.    Shuttle runs between 6 beacons, moving a cricket ball from one   beacon to the next.
2.    Target Throwing at a set of wickets.
3.    Skipping with a skipping rope.
4.    Catching balls off a rebound board.
5.    Weaving in and out of 10 slalom poles.

For full competition terms and conditions please visit http://www.cocacola.co.za/".

About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.  Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitamin water, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks.  Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.8 billion servings a day.  With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate.  Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates.  For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Laerskool Fleur gears up to take on the Proteas!



Winston Phahlane is the latest winner in the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour competition. This will be the 6th match in the hugely exciting KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour will taking place in Pretoria, on Monday the 20th of January.

Winston entered on behalf of his friend Ntshidiseng Malau, Ntshidiseng’s son, Kagiso and his schools friends will now have, the opportunity to take on the Proteas.

Going into this match the Proteas are the leaders of this tour.. The five matches played so far have resulted in three wins for the Proteas, one for the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids, with the last match between the two sides ending in a tie. Highlights of all the games can be found at www.kfcminicricket.co.za.

Winston often helps single mother Ntshidiseng with giving nine year old Kagiso a lift to and from cricket matches, as she does not have a car. He says that sport is a platform that brings people together, and is also a firm believer that we can continue uniting the country by supporting grassroots sports initiatives like KFC Mini-Cricket. Supporting young Kagiso in getting active and following his dreams is something that is close to his heart.

Both Ntshidiseng and Katlego are huge cricket fans. While mom is very fond of senior Proteas players Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla, Kagiso favours the rising Proteas star Quinton de Kock, who is lighting up the international cricket scene right now.

Kagiso really admires Quinton’s talent and flair, and recently got to get a little closer to his favourite player and other international stars as a ball boy during an international match between the Proteas and Pakistan at Supersport Park Centurion. KFC Mini-Cricket kids countrywide during the KFC T20 Internationals get the opportunity to participate as player escorts, ball boys and even as representatives at the official coin toss.

Kagiso and his mom really enjoy watching cricket at Supersport Park, but to escort one of the Pakistani players onto the field as he did recently, gave him the chance to dream big and see what it is like to be a part of the international stage. Ntshidiseng encourages Kagiso to believe in his dreams and to work hard towards them, and competing against the Proteas, many of whom started their cricketing careers in KFC Mini-Cricket, will go a long way in encouraging him further.

The Proteas team consisting of, Kagiso’s favourite player, Quinton de Kock and fellow team mates Aaron Phangiso, Farhaan Behardien and Chris Morris will no doubt be looking to wrap up the KFC Mini-Cricket vs Proteas tour with a win against Laerskool Fleur, but with huge home team support expected in the form of fellow students and parents; this will of course be no foregone conclusion.


Ntshidiseng is taking the day off work, and together with Winston they will be eagerly watching Kagiso shine and enjoy the opportunity of getting active in this once in a lifetime match.




Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Yaseen Valli to lead the 2013 SA Schools team




Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday, announced the South Africa Schools side to be lead by King Edward VII’s (KES) Yaseen Valli at the closing function of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week at Kearsney College in Durban. The side includes no less than eight players of colour, which was more than the target set to convenor Linda Zondi and his selection panel.

Zondi is satisfied that the best players in the tournament were selected for both the SA Schools and SA Colts sides. He said: “What’s important is to see the diversity of the team and the talent that we have in South Africa. This shows that CSA is in a good space and cricket is in a healthy space and can produce quality players that can go on to be selected for franchise and national teams.”

For the first time since 1994, KES has produced a South Africa Schools' captain in Valli. Neil McKenzie was the last old boy to captain the schools’ side and before him, the previous captain produced by KES was Lee Barnard, who captained the side twice in 1973 and 1974.

Valli is proud to be selected for the SA Schools side and is honoured to be trusted with the captaincy job.

“It’s a massive honour for me to be chosen to captain the side,” he said. “This is the perfect opportunity for me to test my skills against better guys, I’m really chuffed for this opportunity.”

Valli lead Gauteng to a thrilling, two-wicket victory over Western Province in the final of the tournament. He is impressed with the way his side took on their formidable opponent, fighting to the end to produce the win.

“We knew we wouldn’t get as many opportunities as we would like with all the rain, but the guys really looked after themselves well and were mentally prepared and in the end we were able to pull off a really good win,” he continued.

Three players from Rondebosch Boys' High in Cape Town made the SA Schools' side. The trio include Dayyaan Galiem, Matthew Christensen and Zubayr Hamza.


Next year's Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week will be hosted by Pretoria. 


South African Schools XI:
Yaseen Valli (King Edward VII, Gauteng - Captain), Bradley Bopp (Grey Boys' High School, Eastern Province), Driaan Bruwer (Affies, Northerns), Matthew Christensen (Rondebosch Boys' High, Western Province), Clyde Fortuin (St. Joseph's College, Western Province), Dayyaan Galiem (Rondebosh Boys' High, Western Province, Zubayr Hamza (Rondebosch Boys' High, Western Province), Andile Phehlukwayo (Glenwood, KwaZulu-Natal), Kagiso Rabada (St. Stithian's College, Gauteng), Ngazibini Sigwili (Hudson Park, Border), Keith Dudgeon (Parktown Boys' High, Gauteng - 12th man).

SA Colts:
GM Bruwer (Noord-Kaap, Griqualand West - Captain), Daniël Griesel (HTS Middelburg, Mpumalanga), Wickus Germishuizen (Hugenote, Easterns), Sohail Mahmood (Maritzburg College, KwaZulu-Natal Inland), Mbulelo Mama (St. Andrew's College, Eastern Province), Richard Maree (York High, South Western Districts), Dustin Melton (Pretoria Boys' High, Northerns), Paballo Mogoera (Louis Botha, Free State), Rivaldo Moonsamy (St. Alban's College, Northerns), Jason Oakes (Westville Boys' High, KwaZulu-Natal), Jay Stevens (Rondebosch Boys' High, Western Province), Sithembele Langa (Sakhisizwe, Border – 12th man).


Awards:

Highest Run Scorer of the Week:

Grant Roelofsen (King Edward VII – Gauteng)

Highest Wicket taker of the Week:

Richard Maree (York High – South Western Districts)

Catch of the Week:

Clyde Fortuin (St. Joseph’s College – Western Province)

Spirit of the Week:

The Border team

All-rounder of the Week:
Bradley Bopp

Cricketer of the Week:

Clyde Fortuin (St. Joseph’s College – Western Province)



Summarised Scorecards of Day 5 (Limited Overs):

Western Province 250/7 (Kegan Wheeler 62*, Jean Strydom 45, Zubayr Hamza 41; Kagiso Rabada 2/30); Gauteng 254/8 (Grant Roelofsen 63, Jayden Broodryk 38*, Kagisa Rabada 35*; Dayyaan Galiem 2/41). Gauteng won by two wickets

Eastern Province 254 (Bradley Bopp 101, Lyle Petersen 35; Aphiwe Elembi 4/75); Border 141 (Aubrey Ferreira 32; Bradley Bopp 3/10). Eastern Province won by 113 runs.

KwaZulu-Natal 223/8 (Jason Oakes 75, Mekhalin Naidoo 33); Northerns 227/4 (Danie Rossouw 107*, Driaan Bruwer 44*). Northerns won by six wickets.

Easterns 219 (Wickus Germishuizen 73, Jurie Snyman 43, Reder van Rooyen 33); Mpumalanga 126 (Extras 31; Tumelo Simelane 4/15). Easterns won by 93 runs.

Namibia 158/9 (Gerhard Erasmus 46, Malan Kruger 44; Niel Botha 3/28); Boland 142 (Niel Botha 58; Bredell Wessels 4/14, Tiaan Snyman 3/28). Namibia won by 16 runs.

Free State 219/3 (Hanco Olivier 91*, Sine Ntshona 46*, Ryan du Plessis 36); Griqualand West 167/8 (Maghiel Brits 43, Patrick Kruger 39*; Lyle Heilbron 3/34). Free State won by 52 runs.

South Western Districts 117 (Arno Moolman 19; Eddy Human 4/29); Limpopo 37 (Richard Maree 6/28, Lance Roelfse 3/8). South Western Districts won by 80 runs.

North West 87 (Greg Oldfield 4/22, Nick Elliot 2/9); KwaZulu-Natal Inland 88/4 (Greg Oldfield 33, Hendrik Weyers 4/20). KwaZulu-Natal Inland won by six wickets.

ENDS



NOTES:

Video highlight packages of Day 5 of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week and audio clips featuring Linda Zondi and Yaseen Valli can be found on the FTP site below





Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Gauteng beat Western Province in the thrilling main game of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week




Gauteng turned around their misfortune of last year’s Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week, where they lost to Western Province in the unofficial final, by beating them by two wickets this time around.

The game was a thriller. Province made 250 runs and then had Gauteng in all sorts of trouble, at 189/8. Lower order batsmen Jayden Broodryk and Kagiso Rabada then came together and produced a dramatic 53-run unbeaten stand to reach the target with seven balls to spare.

Broodryk was 38 not out in the end, off 25 balls and Rabada 35 not out off 17 balls, which included one four and four sixes. Rabada brought the proceedings to a close with a mighty six.

Grant Roelofsen laid the foundation for Gauteng with a solid 63. He has scored runs in all his innings in the week and totalled 226, at an average of 56.5 to be the top scorer of the tournament.

The win meant that Gauteng were one of just two teams two come out of the week unbeaten, along with Namibia.

There were two hundred on the final day. Eastern Province’s Bradley Bopp made 101, off 104 balls, with 13 fours and four sixes in his side’s win over Border, and Danie Rossouw was 107 not out for Northerns, off 150 balls, with 11 fours and one six against KwaZulu-Natal.

The best bowling figures of the final day came from SWD’s Richard Maree, who took 6/28 against Limpopo. Maree was the top wicket-taker at the week, with 16.

Scorecards
Eastern Province vs Border
Eastern Province 254 (Bopp 101, Petersen 35, Elembi 4/75, Langa 3/30) Border 141 (Ferreira 32, Bopp 3/10) Eastern Province won by 113 runs

Easterns vs Mpumalanga
Easterns 219 (Germishuizen 73, Snyman 43, Corlenius 2/25) Mpumalanga 126 (Simelane 4/15, Mkhondwane 2/18) Easterns won by 93 runs

Free State vs Griqualand West
Free State 219/ 3 (Olivier 91*, Ntshona 46*, du Plessis 36) Griqualand West 167 (Brits 43, Kruger 39*, Heilbron 3/34) Free State won by 52 runs

North West vs KZN Inland
North West 87 (Oldfield 4/22, Elliot 2/9) KZN Inland 88/4 (Oldfield 33*, van Wymeersch 28, Weyers 4/20) KZN Inland won by 6 wickets

KZN vs Northerns
KZN 223/8 (Oakes 75, Naidoo 33, Melton 2/59) Northerns 227/4 (Rossouw 107*, Bruwer 44*, Phehlukwayo 2/2/33) Northerns won by 6 wickets

SWD vs Limpopo
SWD 117 (Human 4/29, Apea-Abu 2/22) Limpopo 37 (Maree 2/28, Roelfse 3/8) SWD won by 80 runs

Namibia vs Boland
Namibia 158 (Kruger 44, Erasmus 46, Botha 3/28) Boland 142 (Botha 58, Wessells 4/14, Snyman 3/28) Namibia won by 16 runs

Western Province vs Gauteng
Western Province 250/7 (Wheeler 62*, Strydom 45, Hamaza 41, Rabada 2/30, Dudgeon 2/53) Gauteng 254/8 (Roelofsen 63, Broodryk 38*, Rabada 35*, Galiem 2/41, Mona 2/55) Gauteng won by 2 wickets with 7 balls to spare