JOONDALUP Kinross Cricket Club is inviting anyone aged 14 to 20 to play senior men’s cricket for free this season.
Club secretary Paul Hartley said the initiative was to “encourage more young players to become involved in community cricket”.
“We are noticing a large number of junior players are not going on to play senior cricket,” he said.
“We would like to get more younger players involved to help build a bright future for our club, association and for cricket in general.
“We have over 300 juniors enrolled in our club aged between 5 and 17, however only a very small percentage of these will go on to play senior cricket.”
Mr Hartley said if someone aged 14 to 17 was still playing junior cricket, they would need to pay their junior registration but they could also play senior cricket for free.
However, if they are not playing junior cricket all registration and playing costs are free, which is a saving of up to $350.
“They may just need to purchase a playing shirt for $35 if they don’t have one,” Mr Hartley said.
He said pre-season training would start in September with games from early October to the end of March.
Training is twice a week, with games almost every Saturday from about 12.30pm to 6pm.