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School-club relationship continues to breed success

Masi High learner Mhtunzi Njini

One of the keys to the generational change that MasiSports aims to entrench is linking young sports players to adult clubs so that their sporting development can continue once they have left school. This is also important for social cohesion as the clubs in the South Peninsula draw members from all communities. We have an excellent relationship with Masi Rugby Club, which up to 50 kids attend on a Friday, as well as Fish Hoek Cricket Club (FHCC).

A recent example of the success of the school-club relationship is that of Masi High learner Mhtunzi Njini, who plays cricket for FHCC.

Cricket coach Nolan Koopman reports: “Mhtunzi Njini made his 1st XI debut for Fish Hoek Cricket Club on Saturday 28 January against Nyanga CC in a WPCA 1D league match. Mhtunzi has been one of the most consistent players in the FHCC 2nd XI team and the call-up to the 1st XI was well deserved. Mhtunzi is a very dedicated player and loves the experience of playing cricket. He started playing for FHCC as a junior player and to play in the 1st XI as a 17-year-old is a big achievement.”

Vince van der Bijl mentioned.’ Mtunsi has been inspired to get super fit following his success. He is confident, works well at school  and is happy. That is what sport does. He inspires me”.

In other exciting cricket news, Masi High learner Zintle Dzidzi recently registered to play for the Old Mutual women’s team.

“Zintle has now played two matches for Old Mutual CC women’s team,” says Nolan. “This is in addition to her place on the Western Province under-16 team. She toured with the WP squad in  December, playing against Gauteng and Free State.”

“Being asked to play for the Old Mutual team is a big thing because they have people with experience who can teach you new things, and they can help me to develop and learn from their knowledge so that I can I can play better in the future,” said Zinthle.

WP team pic featuring Zintle Dzidzi