Senwes Spinners | Playing towards a better tomorrow

  • 23 September 2021
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Most recently, Senwes teamed up with Cricket South Africa (CSA), the Free State Cricket Union, Perfect Bounce and Thobo Trust to install cricket nets and a mobile kitchen at the Itokisetseng Combined Farm School in the Wesselsbron area. The school is in close proximity to Senwes’ Losdoorns silo.  

This development is aligned with a bigger overarching drive by CSA and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to establish development hubs across the country to fast-track the growth of development cricket in schools.

Itokisetseng is the second farm school to benefit in this way from the Senwes Spinners programme, after Rabana Primary School in Ventersdorp also received a cricket facility and a mobile kitchen during 2019.

Francois Strydom, Senwes Group Chief Executive Officer, applauded the various project partners for the work done and said that the local community is at the heart of this initiative and by taking ownership and custodianship of these hubs, they are empowered to play an integral role in enabling the future.”

Partnerships give flight to the future

According to Sanmarie Schlebusch, Manager: Corporate Marketing at Senwes, meaningful partnerships form the heartbeat of the Senwes Spinners programme.

“All partners involved, be it corporate or private, have a shared vision and passion for the holistic development of young South Africans, and by joining forces we are not only advocating for a better tomorrow, but are also stepping up as corporate citizens during a time in which communities are desperate for assistance and hope,” says Schlebusch.

Senwes would like to extend its appreciation towards the following partners:

  • Cricket South Africa for its sponsorship and continued support of rural school development projects.
  • Free State Cricket Union for their backing and administrative support.
  • Perfect Bounce for their technical inputs and the construction of the cricket facility. Thank you for also fixing the school’s jungle gym and sponsoring branded cricket shirts for the youngsters.
  • Thobo Trust for sponsoring the mobile kitchen.
  • Mr Thabo van Zyl, a Senwes Director, and his wife, Mrs Ninette van Zyl, for their continued involvement with the school.
  • Mr Frans Boneni, Principal of Itokisetseng Combined Farm School.