Meet WPCA’s Camillah Adams
During Women’s Month, Western Province Cricket Association will be celebrating our amazing women who work for the organisation in a series of articles across our website and social media pages. In the next of our articles, we meet Camillah Adams.
Youth Cricket Co-ordinator
Tell us how you came to be working at Newlands Cricket Ground?
I started volunteering during my time as a Sports Management student (CPUT) to gain more insight into the sports industry. This led to an internship, working in different departments and later employment as the Youth Cricket Co-ordinator.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Seeing children develop their cricket skills, many reaching greater heights playing at Provincial, Franchise and National level. Having good working relationships with my fellow cricket services department co-workers and WPCA staff overall. Getting to meet and interact with the Youth Cricket Co-ordinators from other Provinces and regions is also a good opportunity for me to evaluate our programmes and to learn from my colleagues.
Many would argue that you have one of the most iconic work venues in South Africa, how do you go about appreciating Newlands Cricket Ground as your office?
I take a minute every day to soak up the amazing view with Table Mountain as the backdrop. I also acknowledge my privilege as many may not have been as fortunate in the past to contribute/have access to this iconic venue and WPCA.
Tell us something that not many people will know about you
I met the Backstreet Boys as a teen!
What are some of your most memorable occasions at Newlands?
The Test match between the Proteas and Australia in 2011 with the mighty Australians being bowled out for 47 in the second innings. Also, the music concerts held here and the Cobras successes over the years. Hosting the SA Schools finals of the Khaya Majola U19 Cricket week at Newlands is also a special memory.