On the education front, Lions Cricket continues to work with various institutions offering on and off field academic support.

Lions Cricket continued to foster its relationship with Wits University (WITS) and University of Johannesburg (UJ) in a bid to retain the best talent in Gauteng and to ensure that our cricketers further their education.

The partnership included bursaries, sponsorship, mentorship, and high-quality cricket coaching with the focus on enhancing both academic and on-field performance. In the year under review, we also added Vaal University of Technology (VUT) in the MOU agreement as we look to expand our reach for talent in the Vaal area.

Young players like Lutho Sipamla (previously at the Warriors), Joshua Richards and Levert Manje were selected to be part of these programme; Manje and Richards are studying at UJ and Sipamla will study at WITS.

Thanks to the support from Richfield for their continued academic support for our players and staff in the form of bursaries and scholarships.