Spirits high at Darlington
MAJOR JUNIOR AWARD BAGGED
DARLINGTON Junior Cricket Club won a major sports award for their work in developing the club for young players in the Hills.
At the Western Australian Cricket Association Community Junior Cricket Awards, the club walked away with the 2014/15 Spirit of Cricket Award for north of the river.
President Mike Foskett, who hails from Jane Brook, said the club narrowly missed out on the Junior Cricket Club of the Year, to South Perth Junior Cricket Club.
“This is a major accomplishment for our club, so out of every junior club in Western Australia north of the river, including rural and the NorthWest, we accomplished this award,” he said.
“As a club and committee over the last eight years but in particular the last four years, we have been creating and maintaining a great culture and a good environment for our kids.”
Foskett said he thanked all those involved with the club, especially Matthew Snell and Rob Zardins who got the ball rolling four years ago.
His son plays in the U11s and has played for six years.
“It is also a reflection of the values that we all instil in our kids, which they show not only when representing our club but when they are around the club,” Foskett said.
Matthew Snell is still involved and coaches the under-14s with help from Rob Zardins.
“We have six teams with 70-odd players and another 30 players and then we have kids in a development program as well,” Foskett said. The club is a feeder club for Midland Guildford.
Brett Alderson, vice-president Craig Harris, Mike Foskett and Ian Lilly at the awards presentation.