Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Winning schools selected for KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour competition

School KFC Mini-Cricket coaches Yvonne Kotse, Eldre Benadie and excited parent Tracey Johnson, along with their KFC Mini-Cricket school teams are the lucky victors of the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour competition. The teams will be making their big cricketing debut when they play in a once in a life time game against their cricketing heroes in a curtain raiser to the KFC T20 International games against the West Indies in January 2015.

The winning school teams include Laerskool Louw Geldenhuys from Johannesburg, Durban based Eden College and St Andrew’s Primary School from Saldanha Bay in the Western Cape. These teams along with their team coaches have been paired with a legendary former Proteas player who will be acting as Assistant Coaches to help them stand a winning chance. The Assistant Coaches will play an active role in the team’s preparation and build up to the tour games with exclusive coaching sessions at the schools as well as warm up games at the Ram Slam T20 Challenge taking place in the three regions prior to their big games against the Proteas.

The KFC Mini-Cricket coaches from Eden College and St Andrews Primary synonymously agreed that winning a chance to play against the Proteas in the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour will help their respective schools get some great recognition within the game. This will also provide their kids with a platform to get active with the legendary Assistant Coaches and give them an experience that they will never forget for the rest of their lives.

KFC is privileged to have Neil McKenzie, Mfuneko Ngam and Graeme Smith on board as the Assistant Coaches for the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour. Laerskool Louw Geldenhuys along with their team coach Eldre will be working with Neil to polish their batting skills. Mfuneko will be sharing his fast bowling techniques and skills with the young cricketers from Eden College. And lastly, St Andrews Primary along with Yvonne will get active with the former Proteas Captain, Graeme.

“A huge congratulations to the winning kids and their teams who entered the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour competition from across the country. We had over 2850 entries, which is exceptional! KFC is really excited about this season’s winners and our esteemed Assistant Coaches who will prepare the winning teams for the biggest game of their lives,” says Lizanne Bartlett, KFC South Africa Marketing Director.

The first coaching sessions will kick-start in Johannesburg on the 30th of October 2014. “We are so excited about our training session with Neil, he is a legendary player and we are planning on inviting the whole school, including moms and dads, to show their support on the day,” says Eldre.

The Durban coaching session with Mfuneko will take place on the 4th of November and Graeme will be getting active with St Andrews Primary School on the 6th of November 2014.

The second prize winners from the competition will get active as ball boys and girls at the Ram Slam T20 Challenge games and the third place winners will be taking home KFC Mini-Cricket sets including bats, stumps and balls.

“The KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour is officially in full swing and we would like to thank everyone who entered the competition and continue to support the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids programme,” concludes Bartlett.

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