Tuesday, September 16, 2014

KFC launches the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour 2014 for the 2nd year

Skilled batting, accurate bowling and great sportsmanship are the hallmarks of the KFC Mini-Cricket programme and this year the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour offers kids from around the country the once in a lifetime opportunity to play their Protea heroes. The highly anticipated second season of the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour is more exciting than ever because first prize winners will now get to play with their school team against the Proteas at a live curtain raiser to the KFC T20 International Series against West Indies in January 2015.

This season, KFC is bringing the public three great prizes through the KFC Mini-Cricket Competition. The main prize includes three winners and their Mini-Cricket teams meeting their cricketing heroes on the pitch to play for the title. The chosen teams from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town along with their team coach will be mentored by one of three former Proteas players who have seen and done it all.  These former Proteas will be acting as Assistant Coaches to the winning school teams and will play an active role in the team’s preparation and build up to the tour games with exclusive training sessions and warm up games at the Ram Slam T20 Challenge taking place in the three regions.

Not only will the teams have three assistant coaches but they will play a number of Protea Players including the female team during the Tour. Ryan McLaren who played last season mentioned: “The KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour is an exceptional initiative for KFC Mini-Cricket kids. If the Proteas can in some way be an inspiration to the KFC Mini-Cricketers, who will one day be our future heroes, I believe our job is done”.

The second prize winners will get active as ball boys and girls at the Ram Slam T20 Challenge games with the rest of their school team and third place winners will receive KFC Mini-Cricket sets including bats, stumps and balls.

“Growing the KFC Mini-Cricket programme by providing kids with exciting opportunities to get active and meet their sporting heroes is at the heart of everything  we will be activating this season, the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour promises to be bigger and better,” says Lizanne Bartlett, KFC South Africa Marketing Director.

Bartlett continues, “When the KFC Mini-Cricket teams take on the Proteas they will be representing all of the KFC Mini-Cricket kids from across South Africa who get active through the KFC Mini-Cricket programme. I can’t wait to see that first ball bowled and for kids to get active while having fun.”

David Mokopanele, Development Manager for Cricket South Africa added, “We would like to thank our partner KFC for their continued support in cricket development and ensuring children stay active through one of South Africa’s most loved sports.”

To stand the chance to play the Proteas dial *120*7535# between Saturday, 13 September and Tuesday, 14 October 2014.
For more details, visit www.kfcminicricket.co.za and follow the tour action on #kfcminicricket.

Picture captions:
11       Chris Morris and Alviro Petersen signing autographs after getting active at the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas season launch.
22      KFC Mini-Cricket Coaches Mfuneko Ngam, Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie at the KFC Mini-Cricket vs Proteas season launch. These ex Proteas players are going to assist the KFC Mini-Cricket coaches in getting their kids ready for the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas matches that will be played as curtain raisers to the KFC T20 Internationals in January.
33      KFC Mini-Cricket kids, Proteas and ex Proteas getting ready to get Active at the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas season launch.
44     Kgomotso Rapoo, the captain of the KFC Mini-Cricket kids team, tries to run out Chris Morris in the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas launch.
55      Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Andrie Steyn sneak a run during the game at the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas season launch.
66      Neil McKenzie and Mfuneko Ngam, ex Proteas and coaches of the KFC Mini-Cricket teams, pose with player of the match Kgomotso Rapoo.
77      General view of the match where a team of KFC Mini-Cricket kids took on a team of Proteas and Proteas women during the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas season launch.

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