KFC Mini-Cricket kids join Proteas on tour

If you are into sports, you would know that it is the little things that matters most.

While you can always bet on your favourite sports with some great online betting, there is nothing happier than seeing children get more back from what the sport they love.

Sports change peoples’ lives and what better way than changing kids lives.

There are many organisations which have gone ahead to make wishes come true for kids.

A lot of kids wish to meet their sporting heroes and well, KFC made it possible for some.

Three KFC mini teams had their dream come true after winning a chance to spend two days with Proteas.

The three teams are- Amstelhof Primary School from Paarl, Normandy Junior Secondary School from Port St John and Bayview Primary School from Helenvale, Port Elizabeth.

The winning teams were able to get on top of the ladder from 60 000 entries from around the country.

The winning teams had a chance to join the Proteas during the KFC International Series.

The Proteas had a chance to play against Zimbabwe.

The KFC mini teams had a once in a lifetime opportunity to join Proteas in their tour.

They got a sneak preview to see what happens behind the scenes.

NORMANDY JUNIOR

Normandy Junior Secondary School was the first one to begin the tour.

They got a warm welcome from all their sports heroes in East London during the first KFC T20I game.

Moreover, the kids had a chance to take part in an intense fitness session with the heroes.

They received great insights to understand what it takes to be a national hero and the hard work that is needed.

BAYVIEW PRIMARY

The Bayview Primary School got to rub shoulders with the who’s who in the Proteas team.

These included JP Duminy, Tabraiz Shamsi and Lungi Ngidi. They got a whole preview of what happens in the locker room as they had a heartfelt time with the players.

Things got better for the kids as they interacted with Heinrich Klaasen.

He got to sit with them in the grasslands and share some time with them.

The Bayview Primary School also got a chance to fly to Johannesburg where they got to meet Proteas Lungi Ngidi, Dane Paterson and Andile Phehlukwayo. The kids got autographs signed for them.

The two-day tour included a live KFC T201 match. Each school got a chance to participate in the guard of honour, officiate the coin toss and take part in the prize-giving ceremonies.

The KFC Mini Cricket programme was put in place to help kids meet their sports heroes. It is the largest development programme in South Africa. It offers kids a chance to develop a love and passion for cricket.

The programme has turned out to be a success, especially after the tour.

The kids got a chance to learn what happens on and off the field. The KFC Mini Cricket programme is hoping to build good sportsmanship among young men and women.

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Busisiwe Mboyisa

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