JUNIOR CRICKET PLAYERS BRUSH UP ON SKILLS THIS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Sport and Recreation and Cricket NSW have teamed up to provide an innovative series of cricket clinics for young cricketers across the Northern Inland Region in the next school holidays.
Called the Northern Inland Cricket Clinics they are aimed at boosting the skills of junior players aged 7-12 years and will be held in Gunnedah on the 17th January 2017 and in Tamworth on the 20th January 2017.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the clinics are a great way to get budding young cricket players out of the house these school holidays.
“We’re always looking for ways to get kids off their gaming consoles and out of the house so this is one way we can get them active and help brush up on their cricketing skills.
“It’s important to encourage your kids to get the most out of their cricket, you never know, you might have the next Josh Hazlewood or David Warner in your family.”
Sport and Recreation representative, Gaylene Ryan, said the clinics are a partnership arrangement with Cricket NSW and would be delivered with the assistance of local junior cricket associations.
“These clinics will provide local children with a range of cricket development activities in a fun and relaxed environment. Specifically, they will focus on personal skill development and improving game knowledge,” Ms Ryan said.
“Clinic enrolment has now opened with a cost of $45 per person and all participants will receive a T20 bat and ball as part of their registration.
“The partnership with Cricket NSW is an exciting new initiative aimed to build on the success of similar sport development clinics.
“We’ve found these types of program to be a win-win situation when government, state sporting organisation and community sport work together to provide a worthwhile and constructive holiday sports activity program that benefits the kids of our region.”
“We are looking forward to working with Cricket NSW and the local cricket community and I encourage the “future Baggy Greens and Southern Stars” of our region to enrol as quickly as possible as places are limited at each clinic,” Ms Ryan said.
Pre-enrolment is essential and closes on December 16. For further information or to book, please phone (02) 6766 1200 or visit the Sport and Recreation website at sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au.