Phangiso CAP, in association with Titans Cricket, launched an elite hub program that aims to accelerate the development of talented young cricketers.
The program will see a group of 17 boys and girls from the age of 16 honing their skills over the winter term while also assisting in the personal development of the players.
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Phangiso CAP, an NPO operated by Impulse Multiply Titans spinner Aaron Phangiso will take responsibility for training the players, sourcing the team and securing sponsorships to ensure the success of the program.
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The Titans will provide access to the best training and game facilities in the program.
“I think this was a brilliant initiative from Aaron (Phangiso).” said Titans Cricket Services Manager Charlotte Serwadi. “We have been looking at various ways to increase the amount of cricket being played in our HUBS and to maximize the winter when not much is happening cricket-wise.”
Player development is one of the main pillars of Titans Cricket and the HUBS elite program is another beneficial program offered to players in the Titans pipeline.
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The training will be led by Phangiso, Chicco Ponela, Abraham Ndlovu and Patrick Nkuna, all CSA qualified trainers who are passionate about passing their knowledge on to the next generation.
“We have been very fortunate with the caliber of coaches we have hired for the program. They all bring experience that will be invaluable to the players and I have no doubt that it will have an impact on their development.” Serwadi continued.
The Titans have credited Phangiso for his mentorship.
“I must give credit to Aaron for taking the time to pass on his skill and knowledge to these players. It is not common for active players to be so involved in these types of initiatives and he has made himself available during the 4 months.
While development is the main focus of the elite Hubs program, it will also seek to promote a competitive environment for players. The program will begin with a few weeks of intense physical training and skill development before players take part in full matches.