The executive of Kent Cricket Club [KCC] on Thursday 6th March 2014 and Friday 7th March 2014 donated cricket kits to four Secondary Schools in the Western area. The four, according to the executive members are: Prince of Wales, St. Edwards, UMASS and Albert Academy Secondary School.
The Public Relations Officer of the club, Bockarie Allieu said as a club, they thought it fit to donate kits to some secondary schools so that they can use the equipment in the ongoing school league. Few months back, the club also awarded scholarships to few pupils in some schools involving both male and female who took part in the past tournament that was organized by them.
He further stated that they would extend their goodwill to other schools, as the need arises. The PRO, in conclusion said that his club officials could render coaching assistance to any of the schools if deemed necessary. He maintained that their aim is to promote the game in not only Freetown but also the country as a whole in a bid to tap young talents who have potentials for the game.
The schools who received the donation said they are happy and the equipment will be used for the intended purpose. They appealed to Kent Cricket Club to assist them not only with kits but also with some technical training as that is presently lacking in them.
The items presented were bats, batting pads, helmets, batting grooves, tennis balls, tie pads.
In another development on Thursday 6th March “Make it happen” donated sporting equipment to Sierra Leone Cricket Association to boost the association.