QUINNS Rocks Junior Cricket Club received three awards, including club of the year, at the Community Junior Cricket Council presentations this week.
About 200 people, including WA Cricket Association chief executive Christina Matthews and Western Warriors Jason Behrendorff and David Moody, attended the March 14 function at the WACA Ground.
The Quinns club received the Len Pavy club of the year award, along with the ‘Growing cricket for girls’ award having gone from no girls-only teams in the 2016-17 season to two a year later.
Stewart O’Connor was also named club co-ordinator of the year, having won the MILO in2CRICKET Co-ordinator of the Year award last year.
Community Junior Cricket Council chairman Geoff Parkinson said Quinns Rocks had been acknowledged for taking a proactive approach across a wide range of areas.
“Quinns Rocks has been very active in promoting the game within the community,” he said.
“The club has also fostered relationships with newly established clubs in their area to support their development, along with clubs in other regions.
“They’ve also developed links with a number of schools, they’re working with the WACA in developing an Aboriginal cricket pathway option and also had involvement in the coach development pilot program that has been established by the WACA, Cricket Australia and the Australian Sports Commission.
“Some strong volunteer management and rewards strategies uphold the club’s culture and they’ve been extremely active in adopting the new junior formats and introducing cricket for girls in their area.”
President Daniel Shortill said the club’s success resulted from its members’ efforts to ensure the club’s 251 members could play cricket in the local community.
“I couldn’t be prouder of all our players, volunteers and committee who have worked so hard to make this possible,” he said.
Len Pavy Club of the Year: Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club
School Ambassador of the Year: Dan Rodgers, Deanmore Primary School
MILO in2CRICKET Co-ordinator of the Year: Tim Costley, Mandurah Junior Cricket Club
MILO T20 Blast Club Co-ordinator of the Year: Stewart O’Connor, Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club
Coach of the Year: Gavin Ives, Warwick Greenwood Junior Cricket Club
Female Junior Team Coach of the Year: Craig Allen, Riverton/Rossmoyne Junior Cricket Club
Spirit of Cricket Award – south: Canning Vale Junior Cricket Club
Spirit of Cricket Award – north: Wembley Districts Junior Cricket Club
CJCC Growing Cricket for Girls Award: Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club