Ju­niors start with T20 gala day

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - GAZETTE SPORT -

War­ragul Dis­trict Ju­nior Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion has cast an eye to the fu­ture, be­com­ing one of the first cricket leagues to em­brace a ju­nior path­way pro­gram to be en­dorsed by Cricket Vic­to­ria and Cricket Aus­tralia.

The WDJCA will launch its sea­son on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14 with a T20 cricket gala day ahead of a trial pre-Christ­mas T20 ju­nior league, which will fo­cus on in­clu­sion for all and growth of the sport in the com­mu­nity.

The en­dorsed for­mat de­liv­ers im­proved skill de­vel­op­ment and greater in­volve­ment for all play­ers while en­sur­ing the game is faster, ac­tion packed and fun for all in­volved.

WDJCA pres­i­dent War­ren Darcy said the As­so­ci­a­tion had em­braced the con­cept in an ini­tia­tive he hoped would at­tract more chil­dren to the sport.

He said the WDCA and af­fil­i­ated clubs en­cour­aged all in­ter­ested boys aged be­tween 12 and 16 and girls aged be­tween 12 and 18 to come and try the ex­cite­ment, fun and fast paced game of T20 cricket. Club con­tacts: Buln Buln: 0405 143 021. Bun­yip: 0429 296 140 or 0418 538 377. Drouin: 0413 579 943. Ellinbank: 0447 455 256. Garfield-Tynong: 0417 334 602. Hal­lora: 0408 776 765. Iona: 0438 295 966. Jin­di­vick: 0488 116 714. Long­warry: 0490 074 733. Neerim Dis­trict: 0423 223 333. War­ragul: 0439 720 629. Western Park: 0475 029 087. Yar­ragon: 0417 666 272.

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