Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club launches summer season and inclusive programs

Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club launched its summer season on Saturday.
Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club launched its summer season on Saturday.

CRICKET swung back into life for the summer season last Saturday at Kingsbridge Reserve in Butler.

Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club launched its entry-level programs for 2018-19, with more than 80 children attending.

Some participants were trying cricket for the first time, while others were returning from last season.

With Cricket Australia recently rebranding the program as the Woolworths Junior Blasters and Master Blasters, the crew from Woolworths in Butler were on hand to provide a free sausage sizzle and water for all participants and their families.

Junior Blasters (ages 5-6) and Master Blasters (ages 7-10) offer a fun, safe and exciting pathway into junior cricket. Sessions are held Saturday mornings during terms 1 and 4 and last between 60 and 90 minutes.

Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club president Daniel Shortill and vice president Serena Spadaro with WACA cricket manager Niki Andonovski (centre).

The club will launch two inclusivity programs this season, with Star Blast starting on October 27, and is looking to enter a team into the Integrated Cricket League.

The club, named junior club of the year for WA last year, has received a grant from the WACA which has enabled it to engage in a mentoring partnership with Inclusion Solutions.

The club’s aim is to provide children with a disability with a place to play cricket and Mark Clayton will help facilitate the program after the success of the Star Kick program during the AFL season.

Email registrar Jade McMillan at qrjcc.registrar@gmail.com or call 0409 366 812.

Woolworths Butler staff provided a free sausage sizzle at the season launch.