In the first part of the season, Randwick Petersham Cricket players and volunteers were lucky enough to be involved with 28 young and keen cricketers as a part of the In2Cricket program at Coogee Oval.
The program is aimed at helping young kids between 5-8 year old stay active and learn the basics of the great game of cricket. The club ran this 10 week program in conjunction with Randwick Junior Cricket Club (RJCC) and overall was a great success in which the kids, parents and those involved with the Randy Petes all enjoyed.
Each week, a different team of Randy Petes grade players would come down to Coogee and go through different activities and games with the kids, passing on some of their own experience and perhaps even learning a thing or two along the way.
The final day of the 10-week program was one that aimed to include parents as well as they got involved in a game with their kids and enjoyed a BBQ after the session finished. The design of the In2Cricket program is all about inclusiveness, whether it be young boys and girls, mums and dads, aunties and uncles or even grandparents with the main goal of having fun while staying active.
On this final day of the program one lucky young girl, Courtenay Codd, was selected out of the group to toss the coin for the main game at Coogee Oval between Randy Petes and Manly.
Randwick Petersham Cricket would like to thank all the parents and kids involved in the program, as well as club legend Alan Wright for organising the program and the players from various grades for helping out each week, and look forward to hopefully doing it again next season!