Mbekweni youngsters get to learn from the best This international World Cup also demonstrated community upliftment and the power of sport in shaping the future of our youth. On 16 February 2023, the Pakistani Women’s Cricket Team visited Boland Park Stadium to host a Cricket for Good Coaching Clinic for primary school learners from Mbekweni. Fifty girls were taken through their paces and showed the basics of batting, bowling, and fielding. Despite being starstruck in the beginning, the youngsters’ nerves soon settled, and they had loads of fun with a full array of slog-sweeps and googlies. Aventhea Kearns, the KFC Mini Cricket Coordinator of Cricket Boland, says: “It was great to have the Cricket for Good Coaching Clinic right here at Boland Park. This was made possible by UNICEF, the International Cricket Council, and Cricket South Africa. The kids, from as young as eight years old, were very enthusiastic and so were their school coaches, as well as the coaches from Cricket Boland.” The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is a taster of what is to come. Drakenstein hosts several high-profile sporting events each year, and 2023 is no different. View our sport calendar so you don’t miss out on the next round of bumper sporting events on home soil!

The youngsters had loads of fun.


VARS | March

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