Shandré Fritz concluded a successful year for both the national women’s team and her Provincial side, Western Province, when she walked away with the CSA Women’s Cricketer of the Year award at the CSA Awards Breakfast in association with KFC at Summer Place in Sandton.
Suné Luus’ stellar work during the CSA Girls U19 Week saw her take the Girls U19 Player of the Tournament award. Her performance during this tournament earned her a well-deserved call up to the national squad and saw her make her debut against the England Women’s Academy in April of this year.
The KFC Mini-Cricket programme has increased by 20 percent since KFC’s sponsorship of the programme began, this far exceeds the 10 percent target set by KFC and CSA for its Unions. KFC partnered with CSA two years ago with the aim of reaching as many children as possible to promote an active and balanced lifestyle.
The increase in participation would not have been possible without the 6000 or so coaches who manage the programme. Each year KFC Mini-cricket salutes one of these volunteers by naming him or her the KFC Mini-Cricket Coach of the Year. This year that person is Angela Cilliers of the Matatiele district of KwaZulu-Natal.
Cilliers was given this prestigious award in recognition of her passion for the programme and for the boys and girls she coaches. Her leadership, organisational and motivational qualities have been commended in the running of the programme in her district.
She has not been involved for as many years as some of the former winners, but her commitment, quality of her work and the drive to get children leading an active and balanced lifestyle made her a worthy recipient.