Comeback club is ‘ready’

2015-09-15 06:00
Above: Kensington Cricket Club members at the relaunch of the club last week.

Above: Kensington Cricket Club members at the relaunch of the club last week.

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Kensington Cricket Club says it is back in the game – this time for good.

In the more than 25 years of its existence things haven’t been smooth sailing for the club. But the chairperson says they are doing things better this time around.

Over the years the club suffered a loss in membership numbers because of a lack of funds and equipment. Their clubhouse was also vandalised.

They have no doubt that this time around their recipe will work. Besides all the activities planned they have a five-year plan to make sure that everything runs smoothly.

They have held a comedy night to raise funds and there are more activities in store.

To raise awareness about their comeback they held a fun day at the 14th Avenue sports field on Saturday last week. The day was used to introduce the new executive members and plant a tree for Arbor Day. The club says the tree is a metaphor for the club going from strength to strength from here on.

Moegemmad Devajee, club chairperson, says this time they are doing things right. They invite local talent to join the club.

“We have young blood in the executive who are bringing fresh ideas. We have learnt that without funding there is nothing that we can do, so we are trying by all means to do different fundraising activities to keep us going. We are certain that there is talent in our community and we have very good players. We have a new approach to things and we are happy that already it’s starting to bear fruit. We are appealing to parents to bring their kids so that we have fun, but most of all, grow the talent that we have in the community,” he says.

Those who want to join the club can call Devajee on 083 4000 504

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