Flashbacks of championship win

2018-11-06 06:01
The St Augustine’s team

The St Augustine’s team

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“It was challenging all round because of the tough opposing teams and the tough playing conditions,” says Yaaseen Moos of St Augustine’s u.13 team from Elfindale, remembering the match that won them the championship last month.

The St Augustine’s team was crowned the 2018 Feedem u.13 T20 cricket champions at the annual cricket tournament held in Worcester from Monday 1 to Wednesday 3

Players say the win was not easy as they played against equally dedicated teams.

They say the secret to their win was sticking to the game plan and listening to their coach throughout the game.

Most of them are experienced players in the tournament and they knew what to expect. And they are very proud of their win.

“It’s a great feeling. I feel proud to have been part of the team, which was definitely a team effort. All my team gave it their all,” Yaaseen says.

“I love playing sports, with cricket and hockey being my favourite. I’m a batting all-rounder and if I work very hard would like to represent my country.”

He says the players all understand they need to practise and mentally focus on the game plan for the day.

“I felt happy and excited because I have been participating in the Feedem tournament since I was eight years old. I was also so proud to be able to take the trophy to our club. I am thankful to the players in my team. Without them the win would not have been possible. We prepared well for the tournament and I think that is the reason for us winning. We had a very close game in the final but we won anyway,” adds the team’s captain, Jordan Nel.

The team is made up of players from different suburbs. One of its objectives is to empower the youth and keep them off the streets.

Robin Poggenpoel, chairperson of St Augustine’s, says the club has 120 active senior members which include a women’s team, a youth division “in excess of 120 members comprising of 10 junior teams”, and two mini-cricket teams that cater for players aged four to eight years.

“The club is driven on strong principles and values and has made a concerted effort over many years to strengthen and nurture the community youth talent to become successful, not only in cricket, but to deal with the day-to-day challenges in life. The club firmly believes that its commitment to youth development will make a positive contribution in their ongoing development within their various communities and will result in an impact on the development of cricket and the individual for many years to come.”


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