Thursday, 14 November 2019

Six talented young cricketers from Krugersdorp High School can breathe more easily thanks to the private partnership between Central Gauteng Lions, Mr Brett Levy from Blue Label Telecoms and Dr Ali Bacher, who have once again agreed to cover their schooling tuition for 2020.

The Central Gauteng Lions continue to foster its relationship with academia and the corporate sector. The partnership includes bursary sponsorships, mentorships and high-quality cricket coaching with the focus on enhancing both academic and on-field performances. Young players like Zakhele Khosa – Grade 9; Nkosiyapha Zwane – Grade 9; Katlego Poeng – Grade 8; Mashudu Khangala – Grade 8; Ayathuthuzelwa Nkhahle – Grade 8 and Tshegofatso Mabe – Grade 8 have benefitted from the programme and will enjoy the continued support.

Eugene Petersen: Youth and Schools Administrator for Central Gauteng Lions says that it’s thanks to Mr Levy as well as Dr Ali Bacher that the handful of players can be rest assured that 2020 will be taken care of;

“The involvement and interest of Mr Levy and Dr Ali Bacher for these youngsters has been outstanding – they certainly are the unsung heroes as far as we’re concerned.”

“South Africa is full of generous people and we are blessed as CGL that both Mr Levy and Dr Bacher have the best interest of us and our youth at heart. This support has not only impacted on these young lives but has also impacted their families both now and for the generations to come. On behalf of the cricket community I would like to thank Mr Levy and Dr Bacher for making this happen once again and for allowing these young cricketers to dream big,” said Central Gauteng Lions CEO Jono Leaf-Wright.

Over the past two years, seven boys from Kagiso and Dobsonville have been supported through this programme. “We are happy to watch them showcase their on and off field talent. They are now able to concentrate on their schooling and cricket which all forms part of their ongoing development programme.” concluded Dr Ali Bacher and Brett Levy.