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AWQAF SA Inaugural mini cricket festival

AWQAF SA Inaugural mini cricket festival was held on the 14 September 2019 at the Lenasia Cricket Stadium.

The AWQAF SA mini-cricket festival hosted by Big Bom Lenasia Cricket Club (BBLCC) was an overwhelming success and marked a great start to the clubs 25th Anniversary. The festival co-ordinator Mr. MF Mahomed was full of praise for the clubs and schools who participated in this event. We had over 240 learners from different schools and surrounding areas of Lenasia and over 60 managers and coaches present. The event also accommodated for team of young girls who played against the boy’s team – this was an inspiration to all involved.

The AWQAF SA mini-cricket festival hosted by Big Bom Lenasia Cricket Club (BBLCC) was an overwhelming success and marked a great start to the clubs 25th Anniversary. The festival co-ordinator, Mr. MF Mahomed praised the clubs and schools who participated in this event. We had over 240 learners from different schools and surrounding areas of Lenasia and over 60 managers and coaches present. The event also accommodated for a team of young girls who played against the boy’s team – this was an inspiration to all involved.

Each player had the opportunity to play in 3 games each, where equal opportunity and “on the go” coaching was provided for each player. The BBLCC coaches, together with the respective educators identified the talented players and encouraged them to join BBLCC in their respective age groups to enhance their natural ability.

Awqaf SA’s General Manager, Shaheen Hoosen encouraged the youth to start becoming young leaders amongst their peers, which would essentially produce better leaders for South Africa in the future. He also informed parents that this festival was also in memory of Imam Haron who was tragically murdered by the apartheid government.

The presence of Mr. Greg Fredericks, outgoing CEO of Central Gauteng Lions and the incoming CEO, Mr. Jono Leaf-Wright were appreciated. Their comments were that “an event of this nature is important for the development of cricket in Gauteng and allows for young talented cricketers, a platform to succeed at the game.” They congratulated BBLCC on hosting this event.

Mr. Mahomed thanked all clubs and schools who participated in this event. He expressed his thanks and gratitude to AWQAF SA, the main sponsor of the event; CASA Mia, for the biscuits; Hyundai Lenasia, for the bottled water and Mr. Gathoo, for the Krunch crisps. He also thanked the executives and volunteers of the BBLCC who contributed to the success of this event.

“Remember team work brings success.”

Each player had the opportunity to play in 3 games each where equal opportunity and on the go coaching was provided for each player. The BBLCC coaches with the respective educators identified the talented players and encouraged them to join BBLCC in their respective age groups to enhance their natural ability.

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