Cricket NSW is delighted to be able to present Wendy Rose a volunteer acknowledgement voucher for $100 to say thank you for all the work she has put into re-establishing junior cricket in Warialda.
Season 2016/17 saw the establishment of a new Warialda Junior committee led by Wendy as the secretary. One of the keys to her success was her ability to engage other members of the community to come along and help make Saturday cricket fun for a wide age group.
The season saw almost 70 participants aged 5 to 16 both boys and girls get involved in the program.
The weekly sessions considered of MILO in2Cricket Entry Level Skills for 5 to 8 years then modified games for 8 to 12 years with shorter pitches and a soft ball.
While the older players from 12 to 16 were out of the centre Wicket playing cricket with a 156g Kookaburra ball and having a blast with several of the dads from the Warialda Cricket club hosting batting and bowling skills sessions for the batting team.
For season 2017 the committee is again thriving with over 60 players registered and having a cricket blast at Nicholson Oval from 8.30am to 11am every Saturday morning.
Wendy and her team run a canteen, have music playing like the Big Bash, utilise the Cricket Australia Administration package MyCricket to manage their program and look after all the paper work issues of a multi-tiered junior cricket program.
Wendy then spend her Saturday afternoons travelling around the area with her Husband who captains the Warialda boys in the Gwydir competition, helping with scoring etc, so Saturdays are full on cricket for the Rose family.
Thank you for your efforts it is the volunteer like you and your support team who drive sport in Australia to be so great.