KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union Media Release

 No: KZNCU1802

13 Nov 2017

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Written by: Fatima Asmal

Kuzwayo wins Administrator of the Year at SA Sports Awards

Durban - Rural and Township Development Manager at the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union Sanelisiwe Kuzwayo won the Administrator of the Year award at the South African Sports Awards in Johannesburg on Sunday evening.

Overcome with emotion, Kuzwayo thanked the Kwazulu-Natal Cricket Union, her predecessor Linda Zondi and her family for their support.

In her role as administrator of the KZNCU Rural and Township Development Programme, Sanelisiwe, better known as “Sane,” manages the various individuals tasked with taking cricket to children living in historically disadvantaged communities.

These include eleven supervisors and 52 coaches who work in a total of 48 townships and rural areas extending across KZN, and stretching as far afield as Port Shepstone and Pongola.

One of the Kuzwayo's crowning achievements is the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union, KZN Department of Sport and Recreation and Sunfoil Township Schools Tournament.

This year's tournament drew close to 300 cricketers from all over the country for six days of exciting cricket at Hilton College at the end of June.

The tournament has gone from strength to strength over the years and in the ten years that it has been running it has grown from seven teams to 63 teams in 2017.

“I am incredibly proud of Sane and the whole township development department,” says the CEO of KZN Cricket, Heinrich Strydom.

“This is an incredible achievement for KZN Cricket and due recognition for a unique programme that has achieved immense successes amidst unbelievable challenges.

"May this programme continue to spread the passion for cricket to all parts of our province!”

Kuzwayo beat off some stiff competition in the form of Dylan Tommy of Lifesaving South Africa and Michael Makhubela of Volleyball SA for the award which will go with her Administrator of the Year award that she won at the KZN Sports Awards recently.

Hollywoodbets Dolphins and Proteas star Keshav Maharaj was nominated in the Newcomer of the Year category but was beaten to the award by hurdler Sokwakhana Zazini.

The South African Sports Awards is an initiative of the Department of Sports and Recreation and SASCOC (South African Sports Confederation and Olympics Committee). Candidates for the awards are nominated by national sports federations, sports media and the SA Sports Awards Voting Panel.

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Rural and Township Development Manager at the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union, Sanelisiwe Kuzwayo added the coveted South African Sports Awards title for Administrator of the Year to her KZN Sports Award title she won last month. Supplied/
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