Young cricketers enjoy festival

2015-11-18 06:00
ON TARGET: Kutlwano Tsolo of the Toka Primary School shows off his cricket skills during the 2015 KFC Mini-Cricket Festival at Grey College in Bloemfontein on Saturday (14/11). Photo: Shawn Belluigi

ON TARGET: Kutlwano Tsolo of the Toka Primary School shows off his cricket skills during the 2015 KFC Mini-Cricket Festival at Grey College in Bloemfontein on Saturday (14/11). Photo: Shawn Belluigi

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GREY COLLEGE was a hive of activity on Saturday (14/11) as KFC Mini-Cricket, in partnership with Free State Cricket and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, hosted young cricketers.

More than 600 kids from across the province attended the event.

The young boys and girls were happy to rub shoulders with Pite van Biljon and Letlotlo Sesele of the VKB Knights.

“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,” said Mike Middleton, chief marketing officer of KFC in South Africa.

Omphemetswe Rafile (9) of the Mokitlane Primary School in Thaba Nchu, said she was happy to interact with professional cricketers.

“It was a day well spent and I enjoyed every moment of it. I think it would be great to have events such as this one more often,” said Rafile.

Dikeledi Phelane (13) of the Katamelo Primary School in Botshabelo thanked the organisers for hosting the cricket festival for them.

“I have learnt a lot of new cricket skills and techniques from the professional cricketers.

“I hope one day I’ll be like them and play for my country,” Phelane said.

Meanwhile, Sesele said he had been involved in the KFC Mini-Cricket when he was younger and he thought it was a great initiative.

“What I like about this initiative is that it keeps kids very active and healthy.

  • “It also teaches them more about the game. It makes them to have love for the game,” said the Knights player. For the third year, KFC will be running a national competition, where the Mini-Cric-ket kids will stand a chance to play against the Proteas in the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour.

Kids can enter by visiting www.kfcminicricket.co.za or by dialling *120*7535#

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