On the education front, Lions Cricket continues to work with various institutions offering on and off field academic support. Lions Cricket concluded a ground-breaking Memorandum of Understanding with the University of the Witwatersrand where continuous learning opportunities are offered to various students covering coaching, mentoring, bursaries, training and use of facilities. The ongoing and much valued academic support from Richfield ensures our players and staff are covered in the form of bursaries and scholarships.
The education hubs take on a holistic approach to our already existing cricket hubs, to make sure that we not only address the cricket element but we equip the hubs with educational spaces that allow for the kids to be successful people on and off the field.
Focus is to harness the power of digital platforms to reach out to the kids in the program. The pilot project was launched in Dobsonville 2022 where through external partnerships, a donation of PC’s were made to the hub. This year the donation will be made to Soweto cricket hub as a means of continuing the program.
Through existing partners and identifying of new partners for skills development and bursary opportunities. Skills training and creating mentorship program between players and upcoming players, career guidance as it is important to understand that not all upcoming players will be professional.