Goulburn Murray Cricket will host its inaugural Future Stars Cricket Camp next week.GEORDIE COWAN January 9, 2014 4:04am
Goulburn Murray Cricket will run its own Future Stars Cricket Camp next week.
In a new initiative for the association, children aged eight to 17 can take part in the camp next Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 3pm at Rochester Recreation Reserve.
GMC chairman Jon Varcoe said raising the standard of the competition in the long-term was the main reason behind the new camp.
‘‘Our elite players that get selected in Northern Rivers cricket get quite a bit of specialist coaching, but everyone else in our association doesn’t have access to it,’’ he said.
‘‘We are trying to get it so that every child in our association can attend this type of program and improve their cricket.’’
Varcoe said what made this camp different from others which come to the district, aside from the affordability and quality, was how the profits would be used.
‘‘Any proceeds will go directly back into developing junior cricket in our association, rather than leaving the area,’’ he said.
‘‘It will become an annual event which we will promote and grow in the future.
‘‘It is exciting we can provide something like this, which will be good for the overall standard of the association for years to come.’’
Two of the coaches involved will be Barry Findlay — a former Campaspe and Bendigo cricket legend — and Shepparton’s Brendan Kenna.
Findlay is a professional cricket coach and Kenna has coached Northern Rivers for about 10 years. They specialise in batting and bowling respectively.
As well as specialist coaching, the days will include video analysis, batting, bowling and fielding sessions, a hat, drink bottle, certificate and a snack and lunch during the day.
Free transport is also offered to and from Echuca railway station and Kyabram Transit Centre.
Varcoe said the ‘‘magnificent’’ facilities at Rochester were suitable for the camp.
‘‘They have five cricket nets, a brilliant surface and new clubrooms,’’ he said.
The camp costs $60 for one day or $115 for both.
Inquiries can be made to email@example.com while bookings can be made at bit.ly/future—stars—gmc
The Cosgrove community banded together on the weekend to help a local family by harvesting a wheat crop.
Mulwala’s own motor racing sensation Steve ‘Harro’ Harrison has won the 2014 Victorian Super Tin Tops Championship.
St Augustines College, Kyabram, has won the inaugural School’s Sustainability Cup for 2014, beating several Melbourne schools.
Families and diehard supporters are behind the AFL’s decision to freeze ticket prices in season 2015.
Four people, including a father and his two children, were fined more than $18,000 for their role in an alcohol-fuelled brawl at a Lockington party earlier this year which ended in a teenager beaten up and forced into a dog cage.
New faces for Girgarre FNC
A time to include late loved ones in the spirit of the season.
Firefighters were able to save a Finley property's buildings after a large stack of hay bales went up in flames on Monday.
Eppalock Primary School has gone global.
Fire brigade celebrates 80th anniversary and three CFA life memberships among other service awards.
Forest tour only way to understand impact.
Fodder depots have been set up in Euroa and Thoona for farmers hit by the recent fires.
The rail tracks are in such disrepear V/Line is having to close the buffet car between Euroa and Seymour due to health and safety concerns to hospitality staff.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.