KFC, in association with Cricket South Africa, has launched a unique national competition where three lucky KFC Mini-Cricket teams stand a chance to join their Protea heroes on Tour for their next KFC T20 Internationals in South Africa.
“The KFC Mini-Cricket Kids Join the Proteas On Tour competition” will be shaking up the cricket calendar and giving the KFC Mini-Cricket kids yet another reason to play their favorite game, their way, Cricket South Africa has stated in a Press release.
Building on the success of the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour the last 5 years, this competition sees the winning 3 KFC Mini-Cricket teams joining the Proteas for a fun two days; leading up to the match and on match day.
KFC Public Affairs Director, Thabisa Mkhwanazi said, “Through the KFC Mini-Cricket programme, we have created a tour platform that brings kids closer to their cricketing heroes. This season, we sought to create a new experience for the kids – one that is memorable and once again, life-changing by giving them an opportunity to rub shoulders with their Proteas heroes when they take on Zimbabwe. With the help of our valued partners, Cricket South Africa, this year’s KFC Mini-Cricket programme will continue to uplift and inspire kids around South Africa.”
The winning teams will be part of many awesome moments with the Proteas. Day one will involve an intense warm-up session ahead of the KFC T20 International match, seeing the Proteas behind the scenes in a personal locker room experience and then running onto the pitch with them. There will be many chances to take selfie’s, sign autographs and high five your favourite cricketing hero while on Tour. After a fun-filled day one, the match day will be having the young fans very excited. The kids will also be part of the formal proceedings such as throwing the coin toss which starts the day, singing the national anthem and the main highlight being the kids getting active on the boundaries as ball boys or girls.
We wondered what the Proteas thought about the thought of having KFC Mini-Cricket kids on Tour for the first time and a fan of the programme said; “Thinking back to when I was a little KFC Mini-Cricket kid, I know I would have loved to get closer to my favourite players, so this experience will definitely be a life-changing one for the winning KFC Mini-Cricket teams. We look forward to taking them behind the scenes and getting to know them through the various experiences during this tour, and we hope it continues to ignite the passion for the beautiful game of cricket,” shared Proteas all-rounder, Andile Phehlukwayo.