Leongatha & District Cricket Association have partnered with GippSport, the Australian Sports Commission and Cricket Victoria to build junior cricket participation in Wonthaggi.
The Growing Cricket in Wonthaggi project has already provided training for local cricket players to become junior coaches. These coaches are now delivering cricket during the Active After-school Communities programs in local Wonthaggi Schools.
Gene Parini, from the Active After-school Communities Program is thrilled with how things have started “This project is a great opportunity to build interest and skills in cricket for primary school aged children that will lead to transition to local clubs through the involvement of local club coaches”
The key aim of the Growing Cricket in Wonthaggi project is to build junior participation numbers in the local Wonthaggi area. We are lucky to have three local clubs involved in the project; Wonthaggi Miners Cricket Club, Wonthaggi Workmens and the Glen Alvie Cricket Club as well as the broader support of the Cricket Association and other local clubs.
Early in term four, on Friday October 11, all of the project organisations will be hosting a Cricket Gala Day in Wonthaggi. Anyone between 5 and 14 years of age is welcome to come along and participate in the fun. More information about this event will be circulated in the coming months.
Cricket Victoria will be working with local schools over the next few months by running a series of cricket clinics which introduce a range of cricket skills to compliment the Active After-school Communities program sessions.
The Growing Cricket in Wonthaggi Project will then culminate in a range of age specific programs that will be run in local clubs including the Milo Into Cricket program, T20 Blast and the local junior competition for under 12’s, 14’s and 16’s.
For more information about Cricket in Wonthaggi please contact Michelle Harris at GippSport Ph: (03) 5671 3500, Mob 0428 358 335 or contact us HERE.