Goulburn cricket for juniors

UNDER 10S: This cricket season the under 10s games will be played on Friday evenings. Saints playing Wollondilly in the 2016-7 season. Photo: Darryl Fernance
UNDER 10S: This cricket season the under 10s games will be played on Friday evenings. Saints playing Wollondilly in the 2016-7 season. Photo: Darryl Fernance

Bast in2 T20

Cricket season is fast approaching and Goulburn District Junior Cricket Association( GDJCA) is encouraging kids to get involved.  

There are programs for all ages and abilities and GDJCA hold Milo In2Cricket and T20 Blast on a Friday evening to make it even more accessible to families.

Milo In2Cricket is skills based activities for our youngest cricketers aged 5 to 7, where the kids learn basic skills. Sessions run from 5pm till 6pm on Friday evenings. Equipment is provided and the kids have fun in a safe environment.

SKILLS DEVELOPING: Milo In2Cricket beginners learning skills that will stay with them for life  early in the 2016 - 7 season. Photo: Darryl Fernance

SKILLS DEVELOPING: Milo In2Cricket beginners learning skills that will stay with them for life early in the 2016 - 7 season. Photo: Darryl Fernance

T20 Blast cricket is non-competitive and designed to replicate the very popular T20 Big Bash League. This is perfectly suited for first time cricketers aged 7 to 10 and gives children their first experience of playing games of cricket in a fun and social setting.  It is modified so everyone gets an opportunity to bat, bowl, field and wicket keep.  Parents are also encouraged and supported in getting involved, learning the basics of scoring and interacting with their children. All the equipment is supplied and is played using a plastic bat and ball.

GDJCA introduced T20 Blast last year and it saw over 30 participants. To gain full momentum the association would like to see more interest from kids and parents who haven’t yet considered playing cricket. Both Milo In2Cricket and T20 are also accessible to children with disabilities.

Parents are  encouraged to register their child by  online at: playcricket.com.au or further information can be found on our Facebook page.

Junior cricket

Goulburn District Junior Cricket Association is busy preparing for the upcoming cricket season. The association has some new faces with Rob Jolliffe taking on the president’s job and Amy Edwards as vice president.  Combined with the experience of long term committee members such as outgoing president, Danny Yeadon, it is hoped that the association will see some refreshing ideas come to the forefront in the near future.

First up is making junior cricket accessible to all families. Under 10s games have moved to Friday evenings.  It’s believed that parents are concerned about cricket claiming their entire Saturday. The Association hopes by accommodating under 10s on a Friday night these fears may be allayed. In fact, once parents and children are introduced to junior cricket, they often find it not what they expected and play on for many seasons, gaining much enjoyment from the game, comradery and skills gained.

Junior cricket is not a boys only sport.  Girls participation is growing each years and GDJCA encourage girls to give it a go.  GDJCA is hoping to continue the upward rise  girl’s participation at all levels this season.

Under 12’s and upwards will play on a Saturdays commencing mid-October. Prospective players should register online as soon as possible before team lists fill up at: playcricket.com.au