GARDEN ROUTE CRICKET NEWS - South Western Districts Cricket recently received an important financial injection of R745 000 from the National Lotteries Commission Trust Fund
According to Albertus Kennedy, SWD Cricket chief executive officer, this allocation was awarded based on the last application submitted.
The funding makes provision for specific projects that include capacity building, focusing on the training of administrators, umpires, scorers and coaches, transport for local competitions and leagues, skills development programmes and for clothing apparel and equipment.
"The allocation is aimed to provide assistance to programmes covering all the geographical areas in the province and is greatly welcomed in times where income revenue streams remain very important to promote cricket programmes."
Over the past decade SWD Cricket benefited from various Lotto projects including an allocation in 2010 that allowed the union to construct the office complex, club house and dressing room facilities at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn.
In his response, chairperson of the board Rudy Claassen thanked the National Lotteries Commission for its financial support in allowing SWD Cricket to achieve its mission of providing opportunities for effective and active participating of all members and to enhance a competitive cricket culture.
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