School cricket program applications open
CRICKET NSW is calling for schools to join in a program it has been delivering across Far West NSW under the Federal Government’s Sporting Schools initiative.
Students are exposed to a wide range of activities and modified games aimed at inspiring a love of the game whilst increasing fitness and developing new skills.
The cricket lessons involve students learning the disciplines of batting, bowling and fielding required to score runs and take wickets in games of cricket.
Danielle Mcmannus, a teacher from the region, was very impressed with the program, speaking positively about the quality of coaching and the flexibility of the program.
“The coaches who come and deliver the program are always prompt regardless of travel time. They are knowledgeable in their area of expertise and adapt programs to cater for all classes from Kindergarten to Year 6,” she said.
“Over the years we have formed a wonderful partnership with the Sporting Schools Cricket Program. It is pleasing to see such enthusiastic and dedicated coaches who enjoy their job and work wonderfully with children.”
Applications for Term Four programs are open from Monday, August 19. Interested teachers are encouraged to apply for funding by visiting www.sportingschools.gov.au/sports/ cricket-australia NARROMINE coach Craig Campbell is looking to cap his formidable record when his team tackles CSU at Cale Oval on Saturday.
Narromine has led the Cup all year and will be looking for their third straight title.
CSU earned their shot at a first premiership in 15 years when they hung on for a 32-29 win over Mudgee. Both teams put aside the miserable conditions to produce a free-flowing match. The students will need to reproduce that form – and then some – if they are to overturn a 40-point loss to the Gorillas on their last visit out west.
Narromine meets Mudgee in Second Grade following the Wombats 18-12 victory in Saturday’s Final.