Sunfoil Dolphins back cricket in Umlazi on Mandela Day
Durban – Sunfoil Dolphins players and staff alike will combine on Mandela
Day on Monday, 18 July in an effort to help those in need within Umlazi’s
cricketing circles by giving the township’s clubhouse a much needed
After its launch in 2009, on the late icon Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday,
the global Mandela Day movement seeks to address the world’s social
injustices and change the world for the better, no matter how small the
As their contribution to the day’s drive, the province’s top cricketers
and administrators will breathe new life into Umlazi Comtech High School
and Umlazi Cricket Club’s shared facility that the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket
Union built a few years ago.
“As players, it is great to be involved in refurbishing Umlazi Comtech and
Umlazi Cricket Club’s facility this Mandela Day,” says Sunfoil Dolphins
captain, Morné van Wyk.
“Many of us often take the fantastic facilities that we benefit from daily
for granted and sometimes forget that no everyone is as fortunate as we
“To lend a helping hand to others who share the same cricketing passion
that we do as the Dolphins team is great,” he adds.
The day’s plan includes a much needed revamp of the structure’s plumbing,
painting, basic woodwork on the doors, gardening around the clubhouse as
well as other general maintenance.
“At great personal sacrifice, Nelson Mandela followed three rules
throughout his life – free yourself, free others and serve every day – and
was an example to all of us when it came to assisting those in need,” says
Sunfoil Dolphins CEO, Pete de Wet.
“While it would be naïve to aim to replicate Madiba’s life efforts, we can
all do our little bit in our local communities to help improve things for
those around us.
“Hopefully a refreshed playing environment will help pave the way for
Umlazi’s future stars and social cricketers alike to continue their love
for the game and give them the platform to continue developing both as
players and as people,” he adds.
Sunfoil Dolphins Craig Alexander, Daryn Dupavillon, Divan van Wyk, Imraan
Khan, Khaya Zondo, Prenelan Subrayen, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Mthokozisi
Shezi, Rabian Engelbrecht and Brandon Scullard will all be in attendance
on the day.
Through the generous support of Spur Steak Ranches, 1200 Umlazi Comtech
pupils will celebrate the day with a delicious Spur burger while also
rubbing shoulders with their favourite Dolphins heroes when they take
advantage of the day's autograph opportunity.
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