Spir­its high at Dar­ling­ton

MA­JOR JU­NIOR AWARD BAGGED

Avon Valley Gazette - - SPORT -

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.

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