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KFC Mini Cricket Kids on Tour

Three KFC Mini-Cricket Teams won once in a lifetime opportunity with the Proteas!

When you were a kid, did you ever dream of meeting your sporting heroes? Of course you did. And did your dream come true? Like most of us, probably not. But it’s ok. We can’t all be that lucky. But these little ones certainly are. Meet the three winning schools from the KFC Mini-Cricket “Kids Join The Proteas On Tour” competition.

Congratulations to Amstelhof Primary School from Paarl, Nomandi Junior Secondary School from Port St John and Bayview Primary School from Helenvale, Port Elizabeth. The winning teams, who made it out of over 60 000 competition entries nationwide will each have a once in a lifetime opportunity to join the Proteas when they step up to the crease during their upcoming KFC T20 International Series against Zimbabwe in East London, Potchefstroom and Benoni in October

KFC Mini Cricket Kids on Tour

The incredible three days with the Proteas will be full of fun and excitement as the KFC Mini-Cricket kids will get to meet their heroes face-to-face. The kids will be immersed in a uniquely tailored experience from beginning to end. They’ll be preparing like the pros and sweating it out in the interactive training sessions. They’ll even be camping in the same hotel as the Proteas in every host town.[SM1]  Finally, the winners will also receive their official tour kits to kick-start their cricketing adventure.

On match day, the KFC Mini-Cricket kids will be led in a convoy and escorted, like their heroes, to the stadium where they will participate in the official guard of honour for the playing teams. Additionally, the kids will be part of the official match programme and match day duties including being ball boys and girls, the coin toss and close off this once in a lifetime experience by being part of the official photos of the day’s festivities – capturing this unforgettable experience forever!

What is KFC Mini-Cricket?

At KFC we are fully committed to the development of our country’s young cricketers. The KFC Mini-Cricket Kids Join Proteas Tour is a special competition, giving young cricketers a once in a lifetime opportunity to not only meet, but to rub shoulders with their Protea heroes before these KFC T20 Internationals Tour games. We wish the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids joining the Proteas the utmost fun, and hope that this experience further ignites a passion and love for the game of cricket,” said Thabisa Mkhwanazi, Public Affairs Director for KFC South Africa.

She continued her statement by adding, “As a further commitment to developing cricket in South Africa, KFC will continue to utilise its T20 International sponsorship as a platform to further profile the KFC Mini-Cricket programme. In addition to introducing young boys and girls to the game, KFC Mini-Cricket can give kids in South Africa the chance to have fun, get active and to get closer to their sporting heroes.”

The KFC Mini-Cricket programme is a truly awesome initiative that has grown from 89 000 kids to now over 120 000 kids getting active with over 5 500 schools taking part and coached by almost 10 000 volunteer coaches.

Here’s to many more years of unearthing new talent and creating memorable moments for South African kids.

P.S. Here are the remaining tour dates if you want to show your support to the Proteas and winning schools

Dates for the KFC T20 Internationals Tour Series- South Africa vs Zimbabwe:

14 October- Willowmoore Park Stadium, Benoni