WPCA establish Hub Batters Winter Camp
Whilst the Cape Town winter takes shape, forcing cricket coaching indoors at both amateur and professional level in the Mother City, the Cricket Services Department at Western Province Cricket Association have been working hard behind the scenes to establish a WPCA Hub Batters Camp winter program.
Working in collaboration with the Hub Head Coaches and WP Framework Coaches, 42 batters between the ages of 14-17 within the current Hub program, have been identified to take part in the 8-week, 16-session program, with a view to providing year-round assistance to develop players technically and holistically in order to transition more batters of colour to our provincial teams.
The first weekend of the WPCA Hub Batters Camp took place this past weekend at Belville Technical High School and WPCA Cricket Services Manager Clinton du Preez expressed his delight at seeing this program get off the ground.
“I am quite excited about this initiative and looking forward to the interaction and development of the identified group of players. The first two sessions went very well and the crop of talent on show can only bode well to sustain our cricket pipeline. It’s time to aggressively drive the development of our Hub players and provide interventions to assist them in transitioning within our pipeline.”
The final list of players will work with the WP batting consultants and will be provided with a full personal development plan, including the technical guidance, fitness training and an intervention plan to be rolled out over the next 12 months.