In a massive statement of intent, St Charles College have welcomed cricket legend Mornè van Wyk into the SCC family. The highly celebrated stalwart of the game takes up the position as the schools Cricket Specialist beginning 1 July.
St Charles College continued to strengthen its commitment to developing cricket in the region with its announcement that Mornè van Wyk, former Protea, Dolphins captain and highly respected cricket icon, will join the College as the Cricket Specialist from 1 July 2019.
In a record that has blown away any ceilings on what is possible, Saints cricket had an exceptional year winning 21 matches in a row – an incredible feat in the sport of cricket. The run included claiming the crown at the Inland and Dolphins T20 championships. Their cricketing skill to took them all the way to the final of the CSA T20 Coca-Cola competition in March this year where they lost to St Stithians College from Gauteng. Their excellent run was built on great coaching, team work-ethic, commitment and respect.
In our coverage of the saints incredible run our man Jonanthan Cook had a chance to chat to Murray Cole-Edwards about what makes this particular group so strong
Mornè’s decision to join the St Charles College family was based on the mutual vision to build strong values in schoolboy sport and to pay attention to sound coaching that leads to growth for each player.
Mornès family values and genuine sincerity made him tailor made for the position and was confirmed as he moved about the St Charles College sports fields. “I am absolutely thrilled to become part of the St Charles family. My interaction and experience with members of staff so far has made it clear that the values and ethos of the College are alive, lived and vibrant.” said Morne’
Mornè’s cricketing credentials in first class cricket and firm personal base made him an overwhelming first choice candidate for the position. Having been team-mates with Dolphins star batsman and St Charles College Old Boy, Sarel Erwee, Mornè has first hand knowledge of the character of men the College seeks to prepare for the world.
Rowan Irons, Head of St Charles College Sport, endorsed this new relationship: “We welcome Mornè to the Saints family at an exciting point in our school’s history. Right off the bat there has been a solid connection because he aligns fully with our values-based approach. We look forward to having his expertise, passion and leadership at the heart of our cricket programme.”
Principal, Allen van Blerk, expressed quiet excitement referring to the balance that Mornè’s appointment would bring to cricket in the Midlands region.
This is great news from Harwin rd, and we look forward to seeing St Charles College reach even greater heights in the future.