The Northerns Cricket Union enjoyed another most productive season on and off the field, which was reflected by a historic award they received at the Cricket South Africa Awards in Tshwane, earlier this month.
For the fifth straight season, Northerns were recognised as the Affiliate of the Season, an award which speaks to their administrative efforts on and off the field.
“Winning it five years in a row is wonderful. All credit must go to our staff. They have been working really hard. To the managers, the board, the President, the vice-President Everyone has contributed. I am over the moon and really proud,” Multiply Titans CEO Dr Jacques Faul said.
The award is based on a season-long operational requirements, ranging from governance, club, mini and women’s cricket, development, umpire education and administration, to name a few.
“Winning it five times must be considered a big achievement. The affiliates are very close. There are some great administrations out there and we are well aware that they are coming for us. It is wonderful to be recognised in such a way, and we would like to thank Cricket South Africa for presenting us the award,” Faul added.
Looking back on what has put Northerns in this position, Faul pointed out to the core values that the Union adheres by.
“We continuously try to improve. We try to live up to our operational values, which are Honesty, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. That is all we can do,” he explained.
“As much as the success on the field, Northerns Cricket Union will aim to continue to uphold its operational standards in order to ensure we hold onto this piece of silverware for a while yet.”