At the recent AGM, our new Chairman presented a cheque for $1000 to NT cricket to help fund its Red Dust program during 2014. This program is aimed at bringing cricket junior cricket carnivals and cricket coaching education to Indigenous youngsters in remote communities of the NT. The program also supports at adults in these communities with cricket scoring and umpire training.
In 2013 NT Cricket development officers travelled to around 25 remote Indigenous communities providing school clinics for all children.
The program also includes remote senior cricket carnivals and in 2013, 43 senior teams (including 3 all-female teams and many mixed teams) played in senior cricket carnivals in remote areas of the NT which included:
Tiwi Islands - Winga Shield
Tennant Creek – Rossy Williams Shield
Timber Creek – Dingo Cup
Kalano – Nitmiluk Cup
Borroloola – Barra Cup
Batchelor – Lingalonga Cup
Trent Raymond from Daly River (right)