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Namibia launches cricket coaching initiative for underprivileged children

Sun, Oct 4, 2009 6:42 PM

Cricket Namibia and the Christina Swart Opperman Aids Orphan Foundation (CSOAF) have hosted a cricket coaching clinic for 100 underprivileged children at the Wanderers Cricket Ground last week.

The clinic was conducted by members of Club Forty, who have been touring Namibia playing matches with an emphasis on building friendships.

Team member Ron Hart contributed a donation of N$400 to the CSOAOF which Swart Oppermann said would help to feed a child for a month. Nick Hendrickse of FP du Toit Transport also contributed by transporting the children free of charge to the clinic and back while Cricket Namibia contributed equipment for the program.

Laurie Pieters, CEO of Cricket Namibia, thanked Club Forty for its assistance as well as Marsia Reed, who is heading the Development Programme of CA and Swart Opperman.

"Marsia is working tirelessly and since she has been involved, we have taken huge strides in developing cricket amongst the youth. To Christina Swart Oppermann I just want to say that we are proud to be associated with you and we give our commitment to continue working with you," he said on Namibia Sport website.

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