Willowfontain club gets cricket equipment

2016-09-21 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Gavin Naidoo (left, Poobie Naidoo's Sports Warehouse director) hands over equipment to Phopho Nzimande (Willowfontein Cricket Club).

PHOTO: supplied Gavin Naidoo (left, Poobie Naidoo's Sports Warehouse director) hands over equipment to Phopho Nzimande (Willowfontein Cricket Club).

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POOBIE Naidoo’s Sports Warehouse officially relaunched its community projects by donating cricket equipment to a local club.

Willowfountain Cricket Club captain Bongani Gwamanda and senior player Phopho Nzimande asked Poobie Naidoo for sponsorship for the club recently.

“I was really touched by their request. To think that in the township there are youngsters trying to put something together and play sport, but they can’t and this made me think twice.

“It is always encouraging to see our youngsters playing sport instead of getting involved in social ills.

“As I have said before, things are tough out there, but we will always help if possible,” said Naidoo.

Nzimande said his club has boys and girls and the donation of the cricket equipment from Naidoo helps a lot.

“It is heart breaking that around Willowfontain a lot of youngsters want to learn or play cricket, but there is no basic equipment.

“We are very happy that Naidoo took time to look at our request and donated the equipment. We say thank you because this will save or keep our youngsters in sport instead of getting into trouble by doing bad things,” said Nzimande.

Poobie Naidoo Sports Warehouse appeals for old sport equipment, running shoes, balls, soccer boots and sport clothing to be donated for needy communities, which and can be dropped off at 67 Boshoff Street.

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