Fifteen coaches from all corners of Kwazulu Natal made their way to the UMthunzi Hotel and Conference in Port Shepstone last week, for the KZNCU RPC/Hubs Development Programme strategic planning workshop.

The manager of the programme, Sanelisiwe Kuzwayo explained that the purpose of the meeting was to chart the way forward for the next two years. “We needed to make sure that we plan ahead in terms of setting our targets.”

She added that since the programme previously known as the KZNCU DSR and Sunfoil Township and Rural Development Programme has been realigned with the KZNCU RPC/Hubs Development Programme, it was important to ensure that singular goals were set: “We successfully attained the goal of making sure that we are one department whilst we have both KZNCU and Cricket South Africa hubs in the province. We are now all looking at one calendar and doing one and the same thing in all corners of KZN and that was very important, as was having the coaches know exactly what is required of them.”

Heinrich Strydom, the CEO of KZN Cricket said that the meeting presented an ideal opportunity to align the activities of the fifteen RPC/hubs based all over the province.
“Our aim is to continue building on the visions of CSA, DSR and Willowton in the way we conduct our business of developing the beautiful game,” he said. “For me personally it was a fantastic opportunity to spend some time with the coaches who put in the hard yards in the most remote corners of our vast province.”