Stars share wisdom
Youngsters learn top cricketing tips
MONTO welcomed three members of the Queensland Fire Ladies Cricket Team for a junior coaching clinic.
Jemma Barsby, Beth Mooney and Monto’s own Courtney Hill shared their knowledge of the game with about 40 youngsters from around the North Burnett.
The Fire finished their season in second behind the New South Wales Breakers and Hillwas happy to return to her home town to share her love of the sport.
Now based on the Sunshine Coast, Hill said she was impressed with the attendance at the clinic.
“It is great to see regional
– Courtney Hill ‘It would be fantastic to see some of these kids reach higher levels...’
kids looked after and great to see lots of girls,” she said.
“It would be fantastic to see some of these kids reach higher levels, they just have to see no barriers.
“It doesn’t matter if you are here in a regional area or if you are a girl, all that matters is if you have the ability just go for it.”
Kurt Evans, 12, was keen to learn cricketing skills at the clinic.
“I love it,” he said.
“Cricket is a great sport and David Warner is my favourite player.
“I’m a bowler so bowling was the best part of today’s clinic.
“Hopefully one day I will wear the baggy green for Australia.”
Monto Junior Cricket Club sent a special thank you to the three Queensland Fire players and Wide Bay Regional Cricket manager Paul Trace for the visit.
BRIGHT STARS: Queensland Fire players (back) Jemma Barsby, Courtney Hill and Beth Mooney with (front) Nate Pashley, Brittany Staines and Owen Pattie.