Protea Cricket Player, JP Duminy will be chatting to Tammy B Show tomorrow! Be sure to tune in from 10am
Families and cricket-lovers from Mitchells Plain and Strandfontein joined celebrities and ambassadors of the JP21 Project, PPC team members, the media and other sponsor partners to celebrate the bright future of South African domestic and international cricket at PPC Newlands today. The stadium played host to the next generation of local cricket stars providing them with a taste of their possible future as they played in the U11 and U13 finals.
A limited three over celebrity match added to the day’s entertainment with Robin Peterson’s team (featuring Kfm’s Jeremy Harris and PPC’s Clint Wicomb) trumping Dane Piedt’s side of Justin Ford from eNCA’s and Zaahier Adams from Cape Times, among others. Learners additionally took part in a school war-cry competition.
“As naming rights sponsors of PPC Newlands, we’re delighted to be the hosts of today’s league finals,” says Clint Wicomb, PPC General Manager: Sales and Marketing Coastal Region. “It’s the perfect way to finish a very exciting summer season here at PPC Newlands, as well as celebrate our partnership with JP Duminy and the JP21 Project. We’re hoping that the three concrete cricket pitches we have just handed over to Parkhurst, Duneside and Eisleben Primary Schools – all of them JP21 Project beneficiaries – will go a long way in giving learners in the area a chance to develop their skills on the field and build futures they can be proud of.”
Speaking on behalf of the JP21 Project, Protea’s player Robin Peterson noted the need for more practice and match facilities in disadvantaged communities across the province and country. “The Project’s partnership with PPC has gone a long way in starting a movement we’re challenging other brands to continue – where we see corporates invest in both the future of cricket as a sport and the future of young people in our communities. Given the success of today, and the future dreams this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play at PPC Newlands has no doubt instilled in many of the players here, we’re looking forward to it acting as a catalyst for many of these young stars to keep focused on their futures, stay in school and use sport and education as a means of uplifting themselves and their communities,” he concludes.