Cherbourg kids to try out cricket

Cherbourg children are invited to try out cricket in the upcoming Blast Cricket clinics. Picture: FILE

A cricket come and try day in Cherbourg will pitch off a series of Blast Cricket workshops in the community.

The Come and Try Day on Monday, 6 December will run from 3.30pm to 5pm at the Cherbourg Les Stewart Sports Complex.

This will be free for boys and girls aged 5 to 15 to get an idea of what Blast cricket is and what the following program is about. Participants will receive a Blast shirt and portions of the event will be filmed by Channel 7 to run during a segment around the Woolworths Community Fund that will be televised during the upcoming Ashes series.

Cherbourg children are then invited to get a full grasp on cricket with a fun Woolworths Community Fund program running in Cherbourg over the school holidays.

Queensland Cricket will be running the program, assisted by the local police officers and Cherbourg Sports Complex coordinators.

The program is free for all participants and will be four sessions on these dates:

• Tues 14/12/21 (Delivered by QC) 10am – 12pm

• Tues 4/1/22 (Delivered by QC) 10am – 12pm

• Tues 11/1/22 (Delivered by Sports Complex/Cherbourg Police) Time TBC

• Tues 18/1/22 (Delivered by QC) 10am – 12pm

The program is designed to introduce and engage the Cherbourg children primarily from 5 to 12-year-olds to Blast Cricket using Blast activities and modified games, inflatable nets, school holiday pack giveaways and fresh fruit from Woolworths.

QC will also look to upskill local complex coordinators and police force in Blast Cricket delivery.