Ozzie school helps Impendulo

2016-01-21 06:00


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The relationship between Impendulo Primary School, Khayelitsha, and their Australian counterparts is continuously bearing fruits.

The school once again received a donation of cricket kit from Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie), on Friday.

The old kit which the school has been using was donated by them in 2010 when the first visited the school.

Churchie also, among other things, improved the cricket field which was in a deplorable state.

The donation came at the right time as the young cricket stars had to wear worn-out kit.

Zuziwe Mputa, deputy principal at the school, applauded the donation.

“Thank you very much for this gesture. Every time you come here you always have something for us. Keep-on supporting that school. This is a legacy that you are leaving in the school,” Mputa said.

Ian Greig, special projects for Churchie, said they were touched to see learners wearing not so appealing kit when they last visited in 2014.

“The cricket team was wearing old and tired kit when we visited here. So we decided to raise money to buy the new one. We hope that you will enjoy using the new kit and that one day some of you will come and play cricket in Australia one day. The cleanliness in the school is wonderful,” Greig said.

The school produced five learners who were selected to represent the province in Bloemfontein, last year.

Two of the players have since graduated for high school and they are now with Newlands Cricket School.

The remaining players are Bukhobakhe Masupa, Under 12, Siviwe Nkonzombi, Under 12 and Nemigcobo Sijemlana who plays for Under 11 team.

Impendulo cricket coach Thulani Masuku said the donation was a life changing factor.

“Our kit was really old and we had very few balls. I am very happy that we now have a new kit. I will go a long way in helping us,” Masuku said.

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