South Perth Junior Cricket Club breaks raffle record

The South Perth Junior Cricket Club under-13s team puts City |Toyota dealer principal Wayne Smith through his paces.
The South Perth Junior Cricket Club under-13s team puts City |Toyota dealer principal Wayne Smith through his paces.

SOUTH Perth Junior Cricket Club broke a record by racking up 600 sales for the Good for Cricket Raffle this year.

All proceeds from the raffle were given back to the rapidly growing club. The number of junior cricketers at the club rose from 550 last year to 670.

“We are hoping the money raised from this year’s raffle tickets will go towards the purchase of new kit bags,” under-13s coach Ash Koli said.

“With the new juniors coming on board we need more wickets, bats, pads, helmets, gloves and training balls so all ticket sales are going to help.”

Toyota WA and the WACA started the raffle last year to support WA cricket at a grass roots level.

The money raised goes back to local clubs, but a lucky person with the winning ticket will drive away with a new Toyota Camry.

Toyota WA regional manager Terry Wood said it was important to support and nurture the development of future athletes.