New kits and a day of great cricket saw the end of the cricket season for the JP21 Project. On Saturday 14 April, the organisation held a mini cricket festival at Newlands Cricket Grounds “Last over for school season”, People’s Post, 17 April. “This is the third year that we hosted the event at Newlands but it was not always well attended because it was held on a weekday. It has since trebled in numbers,” says Jamaine Cloete, project coordinator of the JP21 Project. The event saw two board games to determine the winners of the 2017 season, with Littlewood Primary School emerging as the u.14 winners and Mitchell’s Plain Primary School the u.12 winners. Boxer Store, a partner to the initiative, also donated kits and vouchers to three schools identified as part of the project.
The winners also received a R500 voucher each for their school. Rory Kleinveld attended the initiative to support the young cricketers and JP Duminy, the founder, who was travelling with the Proteas at the time. “This is an incredible initiative and it is great to see so many children involved. We did not have this opportunity growing up and what JP and the team are doing for these kids is really special,” says Kleinveld. He encourages youngsters to get involved in sport. “It is really fun and gets you playing outside, in the sun with mates. What could be better?” he says. Deon Porthen from AZ Berman Primary School, Shaun Oberholzer and Erie Young from Boxer, Rory Kleinveld, Patricia Rademeyer from Cascade Primary School, and Sharon Muller from Beacon View Primary School. U.12 winners Mitchell’s Plain Primary with cricketer Rory Kleinveld. INSPIRING MINDS, CHANGING HMI A GRilINING cluimmoNsi U.14 winners, Littlewood Primary School, with cricketer Rory Kleinveld.