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KFC celebrates its Mini – Cricket volunteer coaches on International Volunteer’s Day

In honour of International Volunteer’s Day
today, KFC recognises and celebrates the thousands of volunteer coaches that
passionately serve the KFC Mini-Cricket programme in South Africa, every
year.
To date, over 120 000 KFC Mini-Cricket kids continue to play their favourite
sport throughout the year in over 6 400 schools under the guidance of their
volunteer coaches who encourage them to simply “play the game their way”.
The 11 606 KFC Mini-Cricket coaches dedicate their time to help ensure that
kids have the critical building blocks to learn cricketing basics as well as
to entrench important life lessons through the sport. The programme allows
volunteers at schools to facilitate a cricket sporting programme, even with
basic fields and facilities.
Thabisa Mkhwanazi, KFC Public Affairs Director shares, “Today, we celebrate
and honour the selfless and committed KFC Mini-Cricket coaches that play a
critical role in making our Mini – Cricket programme the success it is. It
is through their unwavering passion and determination that we have an
impactful programme. With the help of our valued partners, Cricket South
Africa, the coaches and coordinators, the programme continues to uplift
communities and thrive. We urge our volunteer coaches to continue putting
in the time and passion to developing our future cricketing heroes and
cricket fans.”
This year, Cricket South Africa (CSA), celebrated Eunice Gonyela as the KFC
Mini-Cricket Coach of the Year. The 66-year-old retired school teacher was
awarded the accolade because of her determination and dedication, as a
volunteer, towards the development of KFC Mini-Cricket kids. Eunice has been
part of the KFC Mini-Cricket programme for over three decades and currently
looks after the Port Elizabeth area, with junior coordinators running their
divisions under her leadership.
International Volunteer Day is a day mandated and endorsed by the United
Nations Assembly is a celebration and acknowledgment of volunteers who
assist with meeting programme objectives by recognising their contributions
and efforts to ensure that those who need their services are well attended
to.

For more information on KFC Mini-Cricket visit
www.kfcminicricket.co.za or contact CSA
at (011) 880 – 2810






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