YMCA Junior Cricket Club was formed in 2005 by a group of parents with a common interest in seeing children taught the rules, etiquette and skills of cricket.
The club is open for boys and girls to join and currently have teams playing in the U/10, U/12, U/14 and U/16 Bundaberg Junior Cricket Competition.
The 2014/2015 season saw three teams claim the premiership with the other team coming second. Great results for the club and especially the players who worked very hard during the season. Even better than these results is that nearly every player returned for the following season.
The club has an excellent coaching system in place. We are fortunate to have Mr. Reg Rowe, a long-time coach and administrator of Junior Cricket, as our head coach. Each team is trained by a dedicated volunteer who provides the players with exceptional coaching on a weekly basis. The club also has Cameron MacDonnell who is a level 2 accredited coach and spends his time helping out other coaches and players as required.
Our training facilities are at YMCA Bundaberg's complex located at Quinn Street Kepnock. Facilities include two nets covered with Gabba grass and a extensive range of training equipment (including side arm throwers, a bowling machine, and coloured balls) that are used to enhance training sessions.
Our aim is to encourage children to enjoy the game as well as encourage their parents to participate in some way. Over the years, the club have players progress to Bundaberg, Wide Bay and Queensland representative teams.
The club has a dedicated committee who are committed to providing an supportive environment for players to develop their potential. The club conducts additional cricket clinics throughout the year (even during the off season) to help players improve their skills. Some of the clinics have included a batting clinic run by Terry Oliver (ex-Queensland Bulls Coach), a club-orientated 2 day clinic and a 3 day clinic conducted by Terry Oliver, Vic Williams (ex-Queensland high performance coach) and Peter Drinnen (ex-international coach of Holland and Canada).
We are continuing to grow and would welcome any new player enquiries.
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