Festival marks the end of year

2019-11-26 06:01
Raees Waterloo of Wavecrest Primary School. PHOTOS: Samantha lee-Jacobs

Raees Waterloo of Wavecrest Primary School. PHOTOS: Samantha lee-Jacobs

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The JP21 Foundation rounded up the school season with a mini cricket festival on Thursday 21 November. The event was held at the Wynberg Boys’ High School Silverhurst Cricket Field with several schools participating in final school matches.

The annual cricket festival is a day where schools celebrate in victory and participation.

It also marks the conclusion of the JP21 Foundation school programme for 2019.

Founded by Protea’s cricket legend, JP Duminy in 2015, the JP21 Foundation is a sports for development programme offered to 38 primary schools in the Mitchell’s Plain and Strandfontein areas.

“This is an event that our learners, teachers and coaches look forward to. It is an event that expresses feelings of excitement, optimism and camaraderie,” says JP21 Foundation manager, Jamaine Cloete.

Games started at 10:30 with the final presentations concluded by 16:00.

Some of the activities included hard ball cricket six-a-side finals, mini cricket, trophy presentation, a signing session, a talk by Duminy and a teachers exhibition match.

Duminy says thinking back to his days of mini cricket is still the fondest memories.

“It is more than just being visible and giving back. This is where the children create memories,” says Duminy. “The foundation has grown beyond my expectations. There is a great hunger for the sport in these areas and I am happy to see how this has grown.”

Jannie Momberg, Paarl Rocks’ marketing manager, says they joined the initiative to support Duminy and the development of the sport.

“We want to support the great work the foundation does,” says Momberg.

Yellowwood Primary School beat Littlewood Primary School in the u.12 cup section.

Westville Primary School beat Wavecrest Primary School in the u.12 plate section.

Woodville beat Cascade Primary School in the u.14 cup section.

Jamaica Way Primary beat Montague Drive Primary in the u.14 plate section.

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