Sport

Young Eagles get ready to soar

AUBURN Eagles coaches and volunteers have done so well off the pitch preparing for a huge summer of community cricket, that they have seven full youth teams ready go with training expected to get underway from this week.

Though only taking expressions of interest at this stage, if they get enough other youngsters to form a team in any particular age group with volunteer parents who can look after the team, the club will register them too.
Director of Junior Cricket and Development, Maqsood Khan, said this time last year only six teams were registered and put the enthusiasm down to the long lockdown and everyone keen to get back to their sport.
“We would love for more young people, boys and girls, aged 10 to 16, to play but then would need more volunteers to assist with the greater numbers,” he said.
With the season scheduled to take place from November 6, families need to get expressions of interest in now.
Ahead of the competition start-up, the club in conjunction with Cricket NSW, is running the popular ‘Woolworths Cricket Blast’ Program, designed to introduce boys and girls aged five to nine and with all levels of abilities, to the game of cricket.
It’s on offer at Mona Park, Auburn, next Friday, October 29, 6-7.15pm.
For further info, go to auburncricket.org.au or call Maqsood on 0412 495 065.