Corporate Social Responsibility
The Cricket School of Excellence (CSE)has since 1999, grown to become one of the South Africas leading cricket schools running in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Through CSEs partnership with a number of prominent organisations, the cutting edge technical and behavioural training that has influenced over 12000 young cricketers has been available to Developing Cricketers and the highest quality of cricket coaching along with the sound ethical values has contributed to the creation of our future stars, both on and off the field.
The Cricket School of excellence has enjoyed 14 years of success in promoting and contributing to the game of cricket around the Western Cape. The development initiatives are fundamental to CSE and through our partnerships with our sponsors such as MVNF (Maurits van Nierop Foundation) we have been able to touch the lives of young previously disadvantaged cricketers in at Khayelitsha Cricket Club.
Our vision is to further develop this program to include a number of aspects such as, playing/learning about cricket, life-skills programs and a mentor program. Furthermore we aim to establish a road show that takes place 2 or 3 times in the year. This will create a sustainable program with measureable results.
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Nurturing township cricket talent the right way
Cricket School of Excellence partners with Australian High Commission to develop cricket talent in Khayelitsha
With transformation and talent development being a highly debated topic in South African sports today, the Cricket School of Excellence (CSE) has actively responded to the need for township talent development.
On November 19th 2015, the CSE hosted its first Development Cricket Clinic with the Australian High Commission at the Khayelitsha Cricket Club. The clinic was the first of the year- long partnership that the High Commission is currently committed to funding through the Direct Aid Program. “The Australian High Commission is pleased support CSE’s aim to identify and nurture cricket talent within the area, while also identifying a school which will be adopted further grow the learner’s cricketing talent” said the Adam McCarthy, Australian High Commissioner to South Africa.
As part of the CSE’s ongoing development work, the clinic will be hosting 100 boys and girls from the local cricket clubs and surrounding schools in and around Khayelitsha that have shown interest, aptitude for the game.
“We at CSE are responding to the need to identify talent within disadvantaged areas as most of this kids who are naturally talented do to have access to programs and facilities that will help them understand the game, gain confidence and further develop their skills,” said Ryan Maron, Founder of the Cricket School of Excellence.
The first development clinic kicked off on a great start with the support of The Australian Navy’s Sail Ship Training (STS) Young Endeavors, which had recently docked in Cape Town.
The young cadets assisted the CSE coaches and the Khayelitsha clinic facilitators by taking the over 120 children who were present through various drills and exercises.
A nutritionist from Futurelife conducted nutrition talks, which empowered young cricketers with nutritional education aimed at promoting a healthy well-balanced life style. There were also talks and interactions with sports psychologists from Headstrong. Representatives for the Western Cape Government were also present at the clinic and showed great interest in extending their support in future clinics.
A selected group of girls and boys will be further trained at the Cricket School of Excellence where they will have an opportunity to possibly compete and participate on a provincial and national level should they continue to excel.
“We are fully committed to the unearthing of talent within our townships, but in order to make a lasting impact, our efforts need to be collective,” said Maron. “Just as it is our responsibility as a private clinic to give back, partnering up with Corporates and Government will ensure that we can facilitate more clinics such as this one through a wider footprint.”
The CSE has been self-funding the clinics for over the past 10 years.
PARTNERSHIP WITH AUSTRALIAN AID
The development initiatives are fundamental to CSE and through our partnerships with our partners such as the Australian Aid we have been able to touch the lives of young previously disadvantaged cricketers in at Khayelitsha Cricket Club and Samora Machel for the past several years.
Our vision is to further develop this program to include a number of aspects such as playing/learning about cricket, life-skills programs and a mentor program.
Cricket School of Excellence are proud to introduce fundamentals of cricket within the townships public schools and looking forward to partnership with role players and individuals to promote also build the humanity in a fun way amongst children's.
We have realised that physical education is inline with sports activities as most of successful athletes comes from schools systems. This is evidently as we have players within national teams such as Kagiso Rabada, Themba Bavuma, Malusi Sibotho and many others, this has encouraged us to develop cricket within your school and put our resources and coaches to run the development, however this will not happen alone without your school support and assistance, it is this reason we challenge you and your cricket teacher to come on board.
Our aim is to target grade 2 up to 7 to equip them with socials skills and cricketing skills as they can play competitive cricket in future, by enrolling at this age groups at early stages, it will enhanced their mindset and thinking of playing different sports codes.
Our vision to ensure CONTINUITY, SUSTAINABILITY
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This week Ryan Maron of CSE was on hand to deliver a number of sponsored sporting goods to local township schools in Cape Town. We would like to thank the Australian High Commision for supporting our Adopt-A-School initiative and allowing us to supply Sivuyiseneni and Umthawelanga Primary Schools with brand new Shosholoza sports equipment. Thanks Australian Aid for investing in our youth!