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
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