DON Harley (24) has returned to his junior cricket club as junior co-ordinator for the 2016-17 season.
Harley, of Leederville, will support young teams and their coaches at Claremont Nedlands Junior Cricket Club.
He said this season’s aim was to ensure juniors received good coaching and that the coaches got support and resources to ensure that happened.
Nearly 700 juniors have signed up with Claremont Nedlands this year, including 40 girls.
Harley, who runs the Claremont Tigers Junior Football Club program through winter, said he played a big role in getting the girls football team at Claremont and wanted to do the same for cricket.
“There’s no reason cricket couldn’t follow suit,” he said.
“There were no girls’ teams when I was playing juniors at Claremont.
“We did push to have an older girl’s team this year but we didn’t quite get there.”
The former Greater Western Sydney Giants player takes over from Mickey Arthur, who stepped down as junior cricket director at Claremont Nedlands this year to coach the Pakistan cricket team.
Registrations are still open for the T20 Blast that is played on a Friday evening and In2 Cricket, which is played on a Sunday morning.
Visit www.cncc.org.au or call Harley on 0420 739 115.