Cullinan focuses on sport development Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 October 2008 01:13
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Elsabé Maré

The Baker’s Mini Cricket Festival was recently held at the Cullinan Sport Club to open the new cricket season. The festival was sponsored by Northern’s Cricket Union in partnership with Etienne de Bruyn cc, which runs the Cullinan Sport Centre.

Excitement in the Baker?s Mini Cricket Festival

“This is part of an ongoing programme that started in 2004. It keeps children busy and they get to live a focused life,” said Patrick Nkuna, organiser of this programme at the sport centre.

Last year there were at least 240 children involved in soccer, cricket and Bulletjies rugby and this year 450 children. Local schools, such as Cullinan Combined School, as well as schools from Bronkhorstspruit and Pretoria, such as FH Odendaal en Afrikaans Seuns Hoër, were involved.

The last two years all schools participated in Bulletjies rugby under the funding of the Blue Bulls Union. To encourage interest in sport, teachers and children are offered free tickets to international games.

Patrick Nkuna holds in his left hand the special trophy Cullinan won in the Baker?s Mini Cricket 2007 as the best in Gauteng north. In Patrick?s right hand is the trophy Cullinan?s first cricket team of won at the Metsweding Mayoral Sport Tournament at the Bronkhorstspruit Sport Centre on 21 July. The soccer trophy on the corner of the table was won at the 2008 Nolfa Soccer Tournament at the Baviaanspoort Correctional Services for the Nokeng Area.


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