Program provides chance to try out sport

Cricket Champs is open to all boys and girls aged six to 16 who have disabilities, or who for any other reason are unready for a mainstream team.

The 12-week not-for-profit program gives them a chance to join a club, make friends and build basic skills and confidence.

Gosnells District co-ordinator Raymond Martin said organisers understood that children might have to miss one or two sessions or start halfway through a program.

The $90 cost includes a team shirt and cap, club membership and a presentation night, at which the Champs receive participation awards.

The next two programs run on Fridays at Leopold Park, Southern River, from 4.30pm to 6pm from November 21 to December 19, and January 23 to March 6. Volunteer coaches, Year 10 age and older, are also needed.