The Yarrabilba Cricket Association have been immensely encouraged ahead of their inaugural season in the Logan District Junior Cricket Association season in 2020/2021 with President Brendon McCoy buoyant with the response of the Expression of Interest campaign that the cricket association – who will play under the moniker of the Cane Toads – launched over the past weekend.
“It is no surprise that Covid has hit us hard, it has hit us all hard, but we needed to try and get numbers for sponsorship, uniform, and budgetary reasons and therefore we launched the Expression of Interest – and although the form couldn’t show on mobile phones – out of those who have responded and expressed an interest it is exciting.” McCoy said on the numbers he has seen coming in from the Expression of Interest form.
The Yarrabilba Cricket Association are currently working with Queensland Cricket to establish a fully-fledged Woolworths Blast Junior and Master Blaster program, although are awaiting the outcome of a Queensland Cricket restructure in the area that is aimed towards getting more children involved in the Junior and Master Blaster programs.
From the numbers flowing in from the Expression of Interest the Yarrabilba Cricket Association were able to inform the Logan District Junior Cricket committee of club representatives that the numbers were looking positive, to the point the club was on the verge of launching into the competition with at least one club in each of the levelled-age group divisions offered by Logan Cricket.
“We are very encouraged by the numbers, and we still have time to gather Expressions of Interest, before we need to do all of the paperwork, but over 50 parents on behalf of their children have filled out a form indicating their interest in playing – and the age numbers of that, obviously if everyone went from interested to signing up to play, will see us with a Yarrabilba Cane Toads side in each of the aged group divisions in the local junior competition.”
The exciting news comes as the Yarrabilba Cricket Association President Brendon McCoy prepares to attend the Logan District Cricket Association Annual General Meeting next Monday night where once again based on the Expression of Interest numbers, in addition to a definite team, sponsored by Alan Kuss from All Properties Group, into the next season of the Last Man Stands Beaudesert competition, and numbers indicate at least two senior teams in the competition, including a First Grade side.
Anyone interested in playing cricket, entering their children into the Junior Blaster or Master Blaster Programs, or wanting to play for the Yarrabilba Cane Toads are encouraged to fill out an Expression of Interest form to help accommodate for numbers.