Multicultural community to discover cricket skills

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MEMBERS of our multicultural community will from today be given the chance to learn new skills in cricket from the Shepparton/Youth Club United Cricket Club, after the club received a grant through Cricket Victoria’s Harmony Hubs program to run cricket clinics.

The clinics, which will be run by qualified coach, Steve Williams, will be available to students at the Shepparton English Language Centre on St George’s Road, who will be transported to Princess Park to take part in the clinics with representatives from Cricket Victoria, the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District and other multicultural groups on hand.

Shepparton/Youth Club United Cricket Club vice president, Tony Giblin said,

“The program is funded by the Victorian Government’s Multicultural Sports Fund Grants Program and our club was nominated to run the clinics because of our multicultural connection with our players.

“This is a start-up program for kids who have not had much experience with cricket, and for new arrivals to the region over the past six months.

“Cricket is a sport for all, and so we are pleased to be able to offer this to our local multicultural groups.

“This a four year funding agreement with Cricket Victoria and we are looking forward to seeing how it goes.”