Around 30 budding cricketers are enjoying a free two-week program at the Fred Caterson Reserve in Castle Hill, thanks to a grass roots initiative by Cricket Australia.
The school holiday program’s final session at Castle Hill RSL CC, is on Monday, January 30. Castle Hill RSL CC will running Woolworths Cricket blast programs through Term 1 where parents can register their children at playcricket.com.au
Cricket NSW’s Area Manager for Sydney North Daniel Anderson said that the Woolworths Community-Funded school holiday program has been a huge success. He hopes the participants can reconnect with their local club, Castle Hill RSL CC, after the COVID-19-induced break.
“The kids involved have been highly engaged in the sessions but most importantly, they had fun playing cricket with their friends which we hope to see translating into registrations for Castle Hill RSL’s Term 1 Woolworths Cricket Blast program,” Anderson said. “Cricket is a game for everyone, and our inclusive clubs are now taking registrations for Term 1 so we hope to see more great programs like this one succeeding over the coming months.”
Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager, Community Cricket & Capability James Allsopp said that the WWCF is an outstanding joint initiative between Dettol, Woolworths and Cricket Australia which enables a free cricket program for youngsters who may not have had the chance to play the game.
“Dozens of programs in remote and multicultural areas have benefitted enormously from the WWCF, with thousands of kids participating from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, indigenous backgrounds and of all abilities enjoying the program’s healthy lifestyle benefits.”
Throughout January, Woolworths and Dettol, together with Cricket Australia, are raising money for the WWCF.
Twenty cents from the sale of each Dettol product sold at Woolworths supermarkets in January will be added to the Woolworths Community Fund, up to a maximum amount of $150,000.
Woolworths will also match Dettol’s contribution, making a maximum total contribution to the Woolworths Community Fund of $300,000.
Through the WCF, over 16,000 cricketers across 500 programs have had the opportunity to play the game in their community to date.