Wembley Districts Junior Cricket Club seeking more girls

WACA Cricket Manager for the Western Suburbs Leah Morrison with Emma Hyland (8) and Aaliyah Dunbar (9). Picture: Matt Jelonek
WACA Cricket Manager for the Western Suburbs Leah Morrison with Emma Hyland (8) and Aaliyah Dunbar (9). Picture: Matt Jelonek

WEMBLEY Districts Junior Cricket Club is so serious about including as many young players in the club as possible next season they have engaged a company to give them advice.

President Margie Oldfield said the club had sought mentoring from Inclusive Solutions to create more social engagement around the club.

“We’re keen to get kids whose parents didn’t think they would suit the sport to call us so we can work with them,” the Cricket Australia Volunteer of the Year said.

WA Cricket Association representatives joined Oldfield at Floreat Park Primary School on Wednesday to provide a free training session for potential new members.

“We had 100 girls at the club last year… six junior teams and 40 entry level,” Oldfield said.

“We’re hoping to surpass that so need to get the message out to girls.

“The games are short and the games for the younger people give everyone a go at batting and bowling.”

The season starts in mid October and registrations for pre-primary to Year 12 players are open. Email president@wdjcc.org.