Youth Cricket

The starting point is schools cricket where schools are classified according to the support systems available to them such as facilities, coaching and standard of play. As the majority of schools do not have the necessary support structures in place, NWC and CSA offers various regional and district programmes to overcome this disability. This includes the KFC Mini Cricket, Hubs system, School Cricket leagues (Primary Schools and High Schools), Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge and a link to the NWC High Performance Pipeline which leads to selection of players to represent NW Provincial Age Groups at the CSA National interprovincial tournaments.

CSA National interprovincial tournaments are played at under-13, under-15, under-17 and under-19 level for boys and at under-15 and under-19 level for girls. An important part of these tournaments is the identification of outstanding talents, particularly of disadvantaged cricketers, through the Talent Acceleration Programme (TAP) so that the best players, irrespective of their circumstances, can represent North West Cricket at under-19 level and that NWC can put a truly representative side in the field at the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week and other CSA National Weeks.

North West Cricket also provided cricket opportunities for players and school coaches through its own cricket initiatives such as the Senwes Spinners Farm School Cricket Program, NSL T20 tournament (U13 – U19 Age Groups) and NWC Cubs Program.

With the help from Cricket South Africa, North West Cricket is able to support the talented players in the player development pipeline via financial support through the CSA Bursary Program, Sunfoil Education Trust (SET), the Momentum Bursary Trust and the SASCOC Bursary Programme.