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Plan for parents to get involved

14 August 2017

Cricket in Western Australia was played by more school children in the last 12 months than ever before as revealed in Cricket Australia’s National Cricket Census for 2016-17.

In a record number a total of 123, 046 students took part in school cricket clinics across the state, a growth of 18 per cent year-on-year. Now the West Australian Cricket Association is calling on parents and guardians to get on board.

This week during PlayCricket week, the national registration awareness drive, Scorchers stars have been joined by Blaze and Amber to embark on a state-wide mission to visit up to 200 schools and introduce every student to cricket. 

Maintaining numbers in the sport can be largely effected by the involvement of parents and guardians. Roy McNamara, the WACA’s Community Engagement Manager said this year there’s one clear message:

“There has never been a better time for kids to play cricket and parents to join in the fun.

“Unprecedented growth in girls cricket on the back of the WBBL has seen clubs excited to host new teams and players.

“The WACA is providing coaching courses (free of charge), fun parent education workshops and club development initiatives for our community clubs.

“Parents and volunteers are the backbone of community sport in Australia. The program experience that kids get is directly related to the support and engagement from our coaches and supporting parents.”

For more information about PlayCricket week visit playcricket.com.au

 

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