In remembrance of Raymond von Schoor and to further promote cricket in Namibia, Zandré la Cock and her trustees, national player Sarel Burger and the president of Cricket Namibia (CN), Richard Frankle, launched the Raymond van Schoor Cricket Foundation over the weekend.
The foundation is a charitable organisation that raises funds to provide young talented Namibian cricketers with the opportunity to follow their dreams and live their passion while leaving a long-lasting legacy for Von Schoor who tragically passed away last year.
Namibian junior cricketers as well as coaches are invited to approach the trustees to apply for financial assistance for the necessary equipment, coaching and travel costs.
To raise funds, the foundation will host a gala dinner on April 22, followed by an U11 and U13 tournament in August and a golf day in September.
Raymond was one of Namibia’s most decorated cricket players in recent history. First achieving national colours in the U13 national team in 2002, ‘Razorblade’ went on to play for every junior team until earning his first senior national team cap in 2008.
From that day forward, the versatile Von Schoor collected many accolades for his native country at international events while being an essential part of the national team, which he skippered for a brief stint in 2013 and 2014.
His exceptional performances earned
him the prestigious award of Namibia’s Cricketer of the Year.