After many delays including getting the final go-ahead from Queensland Cricket to launch the Yarrabilba Cricket Association, and sourcing a location for programs to be run, Cricket in Yarrabilba launched last week with St Clare’s Catholic Primary School hosting the start of the first program the Woolworths Cricket Blast.
The Woolworths Cricket Blast is a short six-week program aimed at introducing children between the ages of 5 and 10 to the game of cricket, learning the skills of the game through fun, exciting and active short skill-based games. It was opted by Cricket Yarrabilba and Queensland Cricket to start with the smaller program in the region to see if there was interest in Australia’s favorite sporting code (Cricket) within Queensland’s fastest growing suburb (Yarrabilba).
A total of 19-children attended on the first day of the program, far exceeding the expectations of all involved, yet at the same time solidifying the need for sporting codes to launch in Yarrabilba.
The opening day saw many parents with their camera’s out watching as their children played sport – most for the first time, and began their skill training in the game of cricket. To follow up 17 people in total ended up registering, still more than expected, and has prompted Cricket Yarrabilba to look into additional – some more advanced – programs moving forward.
Cricket Yarrabilba, as they head into the halfway point of the program, which is held every Monday afternoon from 3:15 – 4:15pm on the oval of St Clare’s Catholic Primary School, have already announced plans to run both the Junior Blaster, and Master Blaster programs throughout the next school term with a view of gearing up towards Bilby Cricket and an entry of the Yarrabilba Cane Toads into the Logan District Junior Cricket Association in the near future.