Nothing small about mini-cricket!
Don’t let the name of the game fool you. Mini-cricket is serious business – just ask any of the youngsters who will be taking part in the upcoming KFC Mini-Cricket Festival on Saturday, 16 September 2017, at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark.
More than 19 schools from across the South Gauteng region will be taking part in the fun, with some of the participants travelling as far as Parys and De Deur to hone their cricketing skills. The festival is organised by the department of Sport Management (within the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences), the Gauteng Cricket Board, Sasol Vanderbijlpark and the KFC fast food chain.
According to Dr Anita Lennox, one of the organisers of the festival and a senior lecturer within the School of Management Sciences at the NWU, the aim of the event is to offer children (6 – 9 years of age) the opportunity to get active while learning the disciplines of cricket. “On the day children will 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,” explains Dr Lennox.