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FHCC honours WP under-16 cricketer Zintle Dzidzi

Zintle Dzidzi

 Roy Meesa handing Zintle her new cricket boots

The South Peninsula is so fortunate to have both the Fish Hoek Cricket Club (FHCC) and the Masiphumelele Rugby Club so dedicated to the development of young sports kids in the valley. Both clubs welcome all youths from the valley to join their practices on Friday afternoons and play matches for the club on Saturday. Both clubs are developing strong teams and integrating young children into the local clubs.

Last Friday, FHCC held a celebratory evening in honour of Masi High pupil Zintle Dzidzi’s selection to the WP girls’ under-16 cricket team. Zintle plays for both the FHCC second team and their youth teams. They presented her with new cricket boots and trainers and collected funds for her upcoming national under-16 tournament.

The forces behind FHCC – chair Roy Meesa, Simon O’Connor and FHCC first team captain and Ukhanyo coach Nolan Koopman – were there to hand over the gifts. Ukhanyo sports coordinator and coach Teddy Nyali and educator/coach Kwanele Lunga, as well as members of Zintle’s family, were there to enjoy the occasion.

This celebratory evening is an example of the soul of this valley which seeks to serve those less fortunate. The response to the recent fires in Masi is another example of that.

MasiSports thanks FHCC and Masi RFC for their youth programmes, which enrich the lives of the youth. These programmes drive gender equality and social cohesion. They also ensure that all schoolkids in the valley have a natural home in these clubs. This is such a winner in every way.