Monday, October 26, 2015

Nomandi Junior Secondary School’s KFC Mini-Cricket Kids to Challenge the Proteas

Nomandi Junior Secondary School’s KFC Mini-Cricket Kids to Challenge the Proteas
KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs. Proteas Tour begins

20 October 2015. The biggest tour of the summer is upon us and KFC is proud to announce Nomandi Junior Secondary School from Mthatha as the Proteas’ first opponents in the action packed 2015/16 KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs. Proteas Tour. 

Nomandi will be hosting and taking on the Proteas after being drawn as the first winners of the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs. Proteas Tour competition.

Mike Middleton, Chief Marketing Officer for KFC South Africa comments, “At KFC we take pride in the fact that we are able to get kids active and bring them closer to their cricketing heroes through KFC Mini-Cricket.  We extend our congratulations to Nomandi Junior Secondary School, it will be a once in a lifetime experience for the kids and I am confident they will do KFC proud in their match against the Proteas.”

Eastern Cape cricketing legend and KFC Mini-Cricket coach, Mfuneko Ngam, who will be helping Nomandi Junior Secondary School prepare for their match-up against the Proteas, payed the school a surprise visit to announce the fixture and to treat them to an impromptu training session.

Ngam commented, “I am honoured to take on the role of KFC Mini-Cricket coach to Nomandi Junior Secondary School.  Having had a first look at my team at today’s training session it is clear that they have some immense talent in their ranks and I am sure that we will be giving the Proteas a good run come the 29th October.”

The match-up at Nomandi Junior Secondary School will be the first of four games making up the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs. Proteas Tour with further matches taking place in Durban; Johannesburg and Cape Town.  In addition to Ngam, KFC have also signed-up legendary cricketers Graeme Smith and Neil Mckenzie who will also serve as KFC Mini-Cricket coaches during the Tour.

The fixture between Nomandi Junior Secondary School and the Proteas will take place on the 29th October 2015 and Proteas star batsman JP Duminy believes both teams will be eager to gain an early lead in the series.

“It’s going to be a long tour but the Proteas are up for the challenge.  We won’t be underestimating the KFC Mini-Cricket kids from Nomandi Junior Secondary School but we are confident of taking an early series lead come game 1 in the Eastern Cape.”

The Proteas play Nomandi Junior Secondary School at Khaya Majola Oval, Mthatha on 29th October 2015 at 12:00. The event is open to the public.  Come down and support the Eastern Cape’s KFC Mini-Cricket kids and get closer to your heroes, the Proteas. 

Three spaces are still up for grabs for your primary school’s or cricket club’s KFC Mini-Cricket team to host and take on the Proteas.  Dial *120*7535# or visit now to enter.


Media Contact
Shawn Belluigi
Tel: 083 675 4338

About the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids v Proteas Tour
For the third year KFC will run a national competition where KFC Mini-Cricket kids will stand the chance to play against the Proteas in the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour
Kids can enter online ( or via USSD (*120*7535#)
The winners will be rewarded with a prize handover, a training session and a game against the Proteas, all assisted by one of the three KFC Mini_Cricket coaches, Graeme Smith, Neil McKenzie and Mfuneko Ngam.
The runners-up will be given the opportunity to participate as ball boys and girls at a televised Ram Slam T20 Challenge match in their area
Three third place winners will be drawn, each of whom will be awarded with 25 KFC Mini-Cricket sets for their school.

About KFC Mini-Cricket

KFC Mini-Cricket provides a platform for kids in South Africa to have fun and get active

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. 

There are currently over 110 000 kids from over 4 900 schools active in the KFC Mini-Cricket programme who are coached by over 8000 volunteers

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.

KFC has recently renewed its Mini-Cricket sponsorship for a further 10 years, taking the partnership through to 2025

Log on to or contact CSA at (011) 880 2810 for more info on KFC Mini-Cricket

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