When it comes to getting kids outside, playing in a team and developing a health love for sport – the younger the better. Which is why Nashua has partnered with the Titans to establish and drive the Nashua Little Titans. This skills development initiative encourages boys and girls between the ages of five and ten to become mini-cricketers – and gives them the tools to do it.
The Nashua Little Titans bowled their first ball on the 15th of August 2017. The initiative will be rolled out to schools, communities and clubs across Gauteng. The coaching clinics are fun and interactive and, when completed, all cricket equipment is donated to the organisation – some of which are in previously disadvantaged communities. This empowers young cricketers to continue playing the game.
Cricket heavyweights are getting on board. Ikgomotseng Mothoa of the Northern Cricket Union Affiliation says the project is an excellent opportunity to introduce the game to schools and clubs who might otherwise be excluded because of the costs of equipment. Now they’re given the chance to grow sport within their communities.
Benny Oosthuizen says this next Nashua-Titans partnership is another six to be hit.
“We’ll do everything we can to reach as many aspiring and interested young sportsmen and women. It’s the start of an exciting future for children in sport,” says Benny. “Nashua’s partnerships go so much further than business benefit – they keep local sport alive and grow the talent of young South Africans who might otherwise might not have access.”