Aiden van Wyk from Selborne College has been named the Coca-Cola Hero of the Day for day 1 of the Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge.
The prestigious Coca-Cola Hero of the Day award is presented on each day of the tournament in recognition of a game changing ‘hero’ moment. Aiden was selected for the award by a Coca-Cola appointed panel of cricket experts after taking 6/13 in his match against Prestige College.
“I am happy that I helped my team win the game. It is a team effort and each individual performance is combined to help the team reach their goal to win the match,” said Aiden after he received his reward.
“Taking 6 wickets in a T20 match is an unbelievable effort that does not happen every day. Aiden is only 15 years old, hopefully we will see some more stellar performances from him in the near future,” said Coca-Cola Hero of the Day lead judge Robin Peterson.
Aiden is now in line for the accolade of Coca-Cola Hero of the Tournament which will be announced on the 26th March 2017.
Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola Southern & East Africa’s Senior Communications Manager: Brand Experience commented, “The Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge is Where Heroes Are Made. For Aiden this is hopefully just the beginning of a future in the game. On behalf of Coca-Cola I extend my congratulations, I can’t wait to follow his career going forward as he works towards becoming a hero of South African cricket. ”