Deon Botes aangewys as Paul Roos Gimnasium se hoof van Krieket
Mnr Deon Botes, ervare skole-krieketafrigter en onderwyser, het aan die begin van 2023 voltyds by Paul Roos Gimnasium aangesluit. Sy oorplasing is verlede week bekragtig.
Na 25 jaar diens aan die Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria, het Botes vir Piet Botha vervang wat in Augustus 2022 die pos as die SWD-hoofafrigter aanvaar het.
Botes het tydens sy studentedae vir Tukkies krieket gespeel (1998) en het as afrigter ’n groot rol in Suid-Afrikaanse skolekrieket gespeel. Hy was sedert 2022 by SA Skolekrieketstrukture betrokke as afrigter en keurder. Hy het ‘n reuse bydrae gelewer in die ontwikkeling van Affies-krieket tot een van die top krieketskole in SA. Verskeie internasionale spelers is tydens sy loopbaan opgelewer wat onder andere AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Jacques Rudolph en Daniel Brewis insluit.
“We are convinced that given his experience in the school set-up, Deon Botes is the right candidate for the post and that he has the necessary vision to make Paul Roos Gymnasium’s cricket competitive at the highest level of South African Schools’ cricket.” André van Staden – Rector
As head coach of the school’s first XI, Botes will be responsible for establishing and expanding on existing norms and standards as well as implementing the necessary coaching structures which will allow all players, including those with the potential to play professional cricket, to develop their skills optimally. PRG is also excited to benefit from his experience as a teacher at management level.
Paul Roos has fantastic facilities which include the recently-completed indoor cricket facility. Botes will be responsible for managing the facility and ensuring our players have the opportunity to hone their skills throughout the year and enjoy access to a high-class facility. Paul Roos congratulates Deon Botes on his appointment and we look forward to expose our players to his expertise.