Campus is pitch perfect for annual KFC Mini Cricket Festival

Annette Willemse -- Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:36

Campus is pitch perfect for annual KFC Mini Cricket Festival

Don’t let the name of the game fool you. Mini Cricket is serious business – just ask any one of the more than 500 youngsters (and 85 coaches) who will be participating in the annual NWU Vaal Mini Cricket Festival on 17 September 2016. 

The 2016 rendition of the event is made possible through the collaboration with the KFC fast-food chain, Gauteng Cricket Board and Futurelife® and will see in excess of 13 schools from across the Vaal Triangle region in attendance. This year also marks the third KFC Mini Cricket event as hosted by the Vaal Triangle Campus and organised by the Department of Sport and Recreation (within the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology).

More about the event

KFC Mini Cricket allows children between the ages of 6 to 12, an equal opportunity to get outside and get active. Through this initiative kids are getting active around South Africa with over 110 000 children playing in the programme while learning the disciplines of cricket. The initiative began in 1983 in South Africa to give boys and girls their first taste of cricket, igniting a passion for one of South Africa’s most loved games.

According to Dr Anita Lennox, from the Department of Sport and Recreation, children not only have fun practicing their batting and bowling skills but also develop self–confidence and get the physical exercise they need, all while having fun with their new–found friends on the pitch.

For more information about the day you can send an e-mail to



Vaal Triangle Campus
Hendrik van Eck Boulevard Vanderbijlpark
South Africa