Howzat! – Kyneton Cricket Club forms winning partnership
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Some of the members of Kyneton Cricket Club’s new team are very excited to get busy playing.The region’s newest cricketing talents are “banging down the door” to play their next match.
They are Kyneton Cricket Club’s new team, and they all attend Windarring disability services.
The excited cricketers are proud to be on the field and among the ranks at Kyneton CC, Windarring supported living manager, Rod Brady said.
“They haven’t stopped talking about it!” he said.
“This has given them the opportunity to feel like they’re part of a community club not a disability group.
“Cricket’s for everybody, we know that most Australians love cricket and whether you’ve got a disability or not, it’s no different.”
Kyneton CC president, Steve Tatterson, said he was looking forward to seeing the Tigers’ newest recruits wearing their team shirts around town with pride, and training with fellow cricketers.
“They’ll be a part of our cricket club, it’s just a bit of acceptance from somewhere different, to be part of another group,” he said.
Tatterson recalled how other Tigers players with disabilities have thrived off the game and brought “a ray of sunshine” to the club.
“I just hope they get as much out of it as we will,” he said of the newest members.
“Hopefully it will boost their confidence too.”
The cricketing pursuit started in mid-January when a similar Bendigo team invited Windarring to contest them.
A Kyneton team was quickly formed to accept the invitation and the game was played.
Both sides had such a good time on the field, the matches are set to continue.
“They absolutely loved it, they’ve been banging down the door asking, ‘when is the next game?’,” Brady said.
Kyneton is preparing to face its friendly rivals for the second time next Tuesday.
You can catch the game in action on Tuesday, February 17, at the second Showgrounds oval at 5.30pm.
People with a disability, of all ages, male or female, are invited to join the game – meet on game day at 5pm.
Brady and Tatterson encourage other sporting and recreational clubs to initiate similar inclusive partnerships. Contact Windarring or your nearest disability service to make a proposal.
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