Pitch installation at Woodville Primary

The JP 21 Foundation celebrated its eighth cricket pitch installation at Woodville Primary School, in Woodlands, last week. Established in 2015 by former Proteas cricketer, JP Duminy, a former Strandfontein resident, the foundation has gone to great lengths over the years to promote the game among primary schools in the area. It currently has 32 schools registered with the foundation and have partnered with PPC Cement for eight years install the pitches.

Woodville Primary’s under-13 cricket squad lend a hand under the watchful eye of one of the contractors, during last week’s pitch installation at the school.

“This is a firm commitment to make cricket accessible and use cricket to spark healthy behaviour,” said project manager for the foundation, Jemaine Cloete.

From left, PPC Cement representative Peter Max, JP21 Foundation founder, JP Duminy and Woodville school principal William Page at last week’s cricket pitch installation. The foundation and PPC Cement have had a long-standing partnership to install pitches,at schools in Mitchell’s Plain, this being the eighth one in eight years.

“This pitch will ease the pressure on our fixtures and will benefit the surrounding schools as well, as it will be used in the JP21 Primary School League due to kick off next term,” he said.

Woodville Primary’s under-13 cricket squad and the contractors gather for a group picture during last week’s pitch installation at the school.

Over and above getting youngsters to play, the foundation also runs development sessions such as its cricketing orientation course held earlier this month. The foundation will also host a programme during the upcoming school holidays.

For more information, visit the JP21 Foundation Facebook page.