Monday, July 6, 2015
KFC MINI-CRICKET COACH OF THE YEAR NAMED
KFC Mini-Cricket, getting kids active
Ragini Moodley and Sherwin Jacobs have been honoured in front of their peers after being named KFC Mini-Cricket Coach of the Year and KFC Mini-Cricket Co-Ordinator of the Year respectively. They were recognised for their unwavering dedication to the KFC Mini-Cricket programme at a gala dinner, held on the last night of the KFC Mini-Cricket National Seminar, which took place this weekend in Stellenbosch.
The annual seminar, which took place from Friday, 3 July to Sunday, 5 July 2015, is jointly hosted by Cricket South Africa (CSA) and KFC. The weekend is an opportunity for the dedicated and talented KFC Mini-Cricket coaches and co-ordinators from across South Africa to come together to share best practice and plan for the season ahead.
Mike Middleton, Chief Marketing Officer KFC Africa, comments, “The KFC Mini-Cricket National Seminar is our opportunity to recognise and reward the KFC Mini-Cricket coaches and co-ordinators for their hard work. Their dedication and tireless efforts have made the KFC Mini-Cricket programme what it is today – the largest grassroots sports development programme in the country - something which we are immensely proud of.”
Middleton continues, “Looking back on another successful and highly active season of KFC Mini-Cricket, we are proud that not only the number of participants, but also the opportunities to get kids active, have substantially increased. Awarding the Coach of the Year to Ragini Moodley and Co-Ordinator of the Year to Sherwin Jacobs at the KFC Mini-Cricket National Seminar this weekend is an acknowledgment of their dedication and commitment to the programme. We are immensely grateful to all KFC Mini-Cricket volunteers from around the country who are take this programme from strength to strength every year.”
KFC Mini-Cricket is the largest grassroots development sports programme in South Africa and is also an essential building block for learning cricketing basics and entrenching a love for the game. 2014/2015 saw another successful and fun-filled season of KFC Mini-Cricket with more kids from across South Africa getting active than ever before. KFC have also confirmed their long-term commitment to the programme by extending their partnership with CSA for a further 10 years.
In addition to introducing young boys and girls to the game, KFC Mini-Cricket also provides a platform for kids in South Africa to have fun and get active. Getting kids active is one of the primary objectives of the KFC Mini-cricket programme and with over 110,000 kids participating this past season, the programme is certainly achieving this goal.
ABOUT THE WINNERS:
Ragini Moodley – KFC Mini-Cricket Coach of the Year
Ragini Moodley was awarded the KFC Mini-Cricket Coach of the Year award for getting kids active in KwaZulu-Natal. Ragini has been a part of the program for 24 years and has continuously gone beyond the call of duty to spread the enjoyment of the game and promote KFC Mini-Cricket in her region. Her job is not an easy one as the kids in her area are exposed to poverty, drugs, HIV/AIDS and many of their parents are unemployed. She however manages to show them that they can enjoy themselves and get active through cricket no matter what hardships they face. As a result of her immense dedication, Ragini has introduced cricket to the likes of Sunfoil Dolphins players Trisha Chetty, Chloe Tyron, Cody Chetty and Johnathan Vandiar.
Sherwin Jacobs – KFC Mini-Cricket Co-Ordinator of the Year
It takes a lot of dedication and passion for the coordinators to marshal the over 8400 volunteer coaches and the over 110 000 kids around the country but Sherwin Jacobs, winner of KFC Mini-Cricket Co-Ordinator of the year, manages the Griqualand West Region with ease. Sherwin accepted his award after being acknowledged for his accomplishments in growing the game in the Griqualand West region. Sherwin has spread his dedication and passion for cricket into towns around the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, exposing a great number of kids to KFC Mini-Cricket.
Pictures and Captions:
Sherwin Jacobs, pictured here with Gail Sham the KFC Corporate Communication Officer and Corrie van Zyl CSA General Manager, was named the KFC Mini-Cricket Coordinator of the Year at this year’s KFC Mini-Cricket National Seminar. Sherwin was honoured with the award in recognition of the way he efficiently manages the coaches and schools in the Griqualand West region. KFC Mini-Cricket is the largest grassroots development sports programme in South Africa and provides a platform for over 110 000 kids from all over the country to have fun and get active.
Ragini Moodley, pictured here with Gail Sham the KFC Corporate Communication Officer and Corrie van Zyl CSA General Manager, was named the KFC Mini-Cricket Coach of the Year at this year’s KFC Mini-Cricket National Seminar. Ragini was honoured with the award in recognition of her dedication in helping underprivileged children in Kwa-Zulu Natal enjoy life and get active through Mini-Cricket. KFC Mini-Cricket is the largest grassroots development sports programme in South Africa and provides a platform for over 110 000 kids from all over the country to have fun and get active.
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‘KFC Mini-Cricket. Getting kids active.’
KFC has sponsored KFC Mini-Cricket since 2010 and in the 2012/13 cricket season KFC became the title sponsor of the KFC T20 Internationals and an associate sponsor of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge. There are currently over 110000 kids from over 4 900 schools active in the KFC Mini-Cricket programme who are coached by over 8000 volunteers.
Log on to www.kfcminicricket.co.za or contact CSA at (011) 880 2810 for more info on KFC Mini-Cricket