B. Ntini Cricket Academy was founded by Bongani Ntini in 2010.The Academy caters for all ages and all standards of play up to provincial level. The academy initially operated out of Old Eds, and in 2012 moved its operations to the Houghton Primary School where it has its own dedicated indoor nets facility, including video analysis, bowling machines, change rooms and the exclusive use of the Houghton Primary cricket field.
Bongani Ntini, as founder and head coach of the academy, played provincial and national cricket for Zimbabwe and for Old Eds. He has coached cricket from 2002, at school level, club level and provincial level in Gauteng. He has a level 2 national Cricket South Africa coaching qualification attained in 2009 and also accredited member of the Cricket Coaches Australia
The academy trains and coaches boys from beginner level up to provincial level and has produced cricketers that are currently competing at provincial and national level in their various age groups. The B. Ntini Cricket Academy is designed to meet the requirements of both the individual cricketer wanting to play provincial or professional cricket, as well as the cricketer playing for a school team, or college or university and who is looking to improve his all round skills and develop to his best potential.
“We have 3 boys, all of whom have been to the Bongani Cricket Academy. They are all thankful to Bongani for the technical cricket skills shown to them and for the fun they had (and are still having) at coaching. However, from our side as parents, we are thankful for the wonderful experiences and life lessons that Bongani creates in his academy.
From sportsmanship, teamwork, new friends to responsibility, goal setting, keeping the fun element etc. Our experience has therefore been more than just cricket coaching, it has been all these other elemnets which remain with boys for the rest of their lives. Thank you Bongani!”
Steve and Jen Milton
Sean has been coached by Bongani for the last 5 years (since 2011). His cricket skills and techniques have greatly improved but more than individual skill development Bongani has been an incredible mentor for Sean. Sean's on field presence and approach to teamwork has resulted in Sean being chosen as a captain for most of his sport teams.
Bongani encourages Sean to take responsibility for his choices (on and off the field). He has taught Sean to question and interact with coaches on a professional manner. Bongani also supports Houghton Prep- giving back to her s immediate community. All these features makes Bongani more than a cricket coach. He is a life coach. We are proud to be associated with the Bongani Ntini Cricket Academy
Ilonka and Gareth
“My son Thabo Ndlovu who is 12 years old has been with the academy for the past 4 years, from mini cricket to hard ball cricket and he is now playing for the school first team .Last year he was selected for Johannesburg North East cricket under 12 Side as their opening bowler and later selected for Regional Team and still a year younger which was a great achievement
I would like to thank the academy for their continued hard work and for providing a fun and enjoyable environment not only for my son but to all the boys involved and l would definitely recommend the academy to anyone out there “
Bongani Ntini Cricket Academy has been and still is an outstanding teaching facility. Bongani and the other coaches have really helped develop my son's cricket skills, not only as a player but as a gentleman!
My son started off as a beginner and is now winning "Man of the Match" awards in his age division thanks to the exceptional work and dedication shown by the staff of the academy.
I would recommend any person looking for professional friendly coaching to most definitely contact BNCA!!"
Our Vision and Mission
Our vision and mission is to grow and develop the cricket talent and character of boys, and in so doing become a meaningful contributor of technically excellent cricketers to both the provincial and professional level of the game in South Africa. This process to assist South Africa in remaining a world cricket force.
We are a non-discriminatory organization, we deal with individuals from all races, gender & religion)
Achievements as a club, in our 1st year in in the GCB Sunday League we won the SU9 League 2014/2015 season
Why Choose Us?
The B.Ntini Cricket Academy believes in coaching boys for both improving their cricket skills to each person’s maximum potential, but equally important and at the same time, developing the boys character and values. Typical character traits focussed on include loyalty, sacrifice, teamwork, and good citizenship. Combining skills coaching and character development result in greater levels of achievement, fun and enjoyment.