THE LIONS CRICKET UNION AIMS TO BE A CATALYST BRAND THAT SEEKS TO IGNITE THE CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE IN OUR SOCIETY. A CALL FAR BEYOND CRICKET, BUT USING CRICKET AS A VEHICLE TO DRIVE INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CHANGE.
How we do this…
Lions Cricket administers all amateur cricket that is played in the following demarcated areas: Soweto, Kagiso, Johannesburg North, Alexandra, Wits and surrounding areas, Vaal, South East Area, Jeppe, Lenasia and Johannesburg Central.
Lions Cricket continues to invest in marginalised and previously disadvantaged communities, townships and rural areas. This has seen an investment in 6 township-based community-based HUBS and 1 Rapid Performance Centre (RPC) with competitive infrastructure facilities, coaching and mentoring sessions.
Some of our key focus areas is to grow Women, Blind, Deaf and Differently Abled cricket as well as to reach the far end of the province’s rural areas.
Our passion also extends to Community Based Clubs that participate in over 18 competitive leagues and sees in excess of 2000 cricket matches played throughout a season. All the leagues are administered by the Lions Cricket Union.
Lions Cricket has affiliations with various associations including but not limited to: South Gauteng Primary Schools Cricket Association, Gauteng High Schools Cricket Association, Gauteng Cricket Coaches Association, Gauteng Deaf Cricket, Gauteng Blind Cricket Association, Gauteng Cricket Umpires Association and Gauteng Cricket Scorers Association.
The Union not only focuses on on-field performances but also on off-field growth including academic support through the following tertiary institutions affiliated to the Union: Wits University, University of Johannesburg, Vaal University of Technology, Wits Technikon and Richfield Institute of Technology – a distance online education post matric learning institution.
Lions Cricket Union operates within a community. A community full of hopes, inspirations, opportunities and challenges. To this end, Lions Cricket Union works extensively within the Health, Education and Socio-Economic NGOs and civil society to improve the lives of the community we operate in. Our aim is to assist in finding and supporting a sustainable and eco-friendly environment – ultimately leading to developing Lions players who will don our DP World Lions jersey.
DP World Lions is a Top 8 cricket team wholly owned by the Lions Cricket Union. DP World Lions is where the 2018 #1 and 2019 #2 World Test Bowler Kagiso Rabada is homed. Temba Bavuma (2021/22 White Ball Proteas Captain), Ayabonga Kaka, Tumi Sekhukhune, Kirstie Thomson, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van Der Dussen, Lutho Sipamla, and Sisanda Magala plough their domestic trade with us to, when not representing their country.