ICC-Africa is set to host its first ever Senior Women Elite Academy
The ICC-Africa Regional Office is set to host its first ever Senior Women’s Elite Academy scheduled to take place from the 14th – 17th of October 2011 in Johannesburg South Africa
Kenyan has sent two representatives to the Elite Academy - Emily Ruto and Sarah Bhakita who left for Johannesburg this morning
The RDM–CEO of ACA-ICC commented that by staging this most important event will motivate the girls and woman cricket within the continent and will also encourage the members to institute mass participation of woman cricket within their countries.
It is exciting times and Sahara Park Willowmoore will be a buzz with a hype of activities with regards to cricket development, first ever event but not the last.
“Lets help you to help them to be part of this great game”
The aim of this Academy is to motivate and enhance Woman’s participation in cricket within Africa as this will then set a new foundation for Girls and Woman’s with regards to cricket development within the region.
A total of 20 Woman from all over Africa are expected to attend the Academy and will be undergoing extensive cricket coaching under the experience and expertise of ex-South African National player - Peter Kirsten who was the head coach for the Eastern Ttitans Franchise as well as the South African ‘A’ Team. He will be accompanied by an assistant trainer coach named Ephraim Nyawo of the Eastern Academy
The 4-day Elite academy will consist of the following aspects:-
Session on mental aspects of cricket
Coordination and reflex sessions
Match on the final day to test their skills
The Elite academy for woman will be a vigorous test of cricket skills on all participants.
On behalf of the ICC Development Department in Dubai as well as the ICC-Africa Regional Office we wish to convey our best wishes to all the ladies that will attend the ICC-Africa Elite Academy at Sahara Park Willowmoore in Johannesburg, South Africa