Geraldton PCYC has launched the Deadly Cricket Program, seeking to bring the game of cricket to Aboriginal youth.
The initiative seeks to engage young Aboriginal people in cricket and encourages them to get involved in the sport by providing pathways to community cricket.
The six-week program will allow participants to learn the fundamentals of cricket in a fun, fast and accessible format that can be played anywhere.
“The program aims to provide Aboriginal youth in regional WA with a social inclusion and engagement program, promoting involvement in cricket and providing education in areas such as nutrition, mental health and leadership,” a WA Cricket spokesperson said.
The first session covered bowling fundamentals and a traditional Aboriginal game called Noongar Wana.
There are no fees or equipment needed, removing traditional barriers for participation from disadvantaged children and young people.
Deadly Cricket is a diversionary activity run in partnership with the WA Cricket Association, MEEDAC, the City of Greater Geraldton and the Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation.