The third trimester was more about matches and intense activities says the head coach and development officer JUSTUS HANGULA .
Kwata cricket development program
Is healthy and active in schools, in Walvis Bay 7 schools are benefiting from the Kwata program. The aim is to grow and increase the capabilities of each player so that in the end we can have quantity of players, we conduct the coaching program in the morning during the physical education lessons and play games in the afternoons.
The program is being run by Blue Waters CC and Cricket Namibia, they also make use of the U/19’s players and the volunteer coaches also help the kid’s coaches.
Overall they have 65 kids that are involved in the high performance, in the introduction to hardball which is in line with the vision for kids to have life skills in general to learn about discipline. It is not just about cricket we also educate them dearly about the importance of giving them psychological and social support. Why Kwata has been so successful in Walvis Bay is because they have been consistent with their sessions and they keep it simple and mostly make it fun for the kids.
The next project is JP Brand where they are planning to visit before December 2016, this school is situated 50km outside Walvis Bay in the Desert.
The last trimester was very successful especially for hardball as we had 7 U/11, 7 U/13 and 6 U/15 teams who took part in the leagues boys and girls. Quality of cricket was really good, a lot of exceptional cricketers. We made use of the Oval, Walvis Bay Primary School Field and Walvis Bay High School fields as venues we really appreciate and thank the schools and the municipality for the venues.
It was a challenge at first to organize every detail but with your support on your side everything went well, thanks to our committee Ms Hesttelle Haccou (coordinator Cricket Namibia) Ms Nolene Winborn (Admin, league fixtures and stats) Mr. Johannes Joseph (fields Kwata Coach).