Kasi cricket given major boost

2015-11-26 06:00

The Cricket School of Excellence (CSE) has actively responded to the need for township talent development following the countrywide debate around transformation and talent development in South African sports.

Last Thursday, the CSE hosted its first Development Cricket Clinic with the Australian High Commission at the Khayelitsha Cricket Club.

The clinic was the first of a year-long partnership that the High Commission is currently committed to funding through the Direct Aid Program.

Adam McCarthy the Australian High Commissioner to South Africa said he is pleased to support CSE's aim of identifying and nurturing cricket talent within the area, while also identifying a school which will be adopted to further grow the learner’s cricketing talent.

As part of the CSE's ongoing development work, the clinic will be hosting 100 boys and girls from the local cricket clubs and surrounding schools in and around Khayelitsha that have shown interest and aptitude for the game.

Ryan Maron, Founder of the Cricket School of Excellence said:

“We at CSE are responding to the need to identify talent within disadvantaged areas so that most of these kids who are naturally talented, have access to programs and facilities that will help them understand the game, gain confidence and further develop their skills”.

The first development clinic kicked with the support of The Australian Navy’s Sail Ship Training (STS) Young Endeavors, which had recently docked in Cape Town.

The young cadets assisted the CSE coaches and the Khayelitsha clinic facilitators by taking over 120 children who were present through various drills and exercises.

A nutritionist from Futurelife gave nutritional advice, which empowered the young cricketers with the promotion of a healthy well-balanced life style.

There were also talks and interactions with sports psychologists from Headstrong.

Representatives from the Western Cape Government were also present at the clinics and showed great interest in extending their support for future endeavours.

A select group of girls and boys will be further trained at the Cricket School of Excellence where they will have an opportunity to possibly compete and participate at provincial and national level should they continue to excel.

“We are fully committed to unearthing talent within our townships, but in order to make a lasting impact, our efforts need to be collective,” said Maron.

“Just as it is our responsibility as a private clinic to give back, partnering up with corporates and government will ensure that we can facilitate more clinics such as this one through a wider footprint.”

The CSE has been self-funding the clinics for the past decade.

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