Nambour Cricket Club offers a range of cricket programs that cater for juniors from 5 to 16 years of age.
The Junior Blaster program for 5 to 7 year olds and the Master Blaster program for 8 to 10 year olds are skill based programs that teach the basics of cricket, predominately using a games based approach. These programs are highly engaging and help children learn how to bat, bowl, catch and throw all in a supporting non-competitive environment.
Junior club cricket begins with the Under 11s and goes all the way up to Under 16s. These competitive competitions are part of the SCCA competition, where Nambour teams compete against other clubs. These teams generally consist of a mid-week training session, before a game, predominately held on Saturday mornings.
Nambour Cricket Club is run entirely by volunteers. Every parent of a junior cricketer should be prepared to take on a volunteering role in some capacity. At a team level, every season we need coaches and coach assistants, managers, scorers and helpers. Without these roles being filled, teams simply cannot exist. Therefore, support from parents/relatives to fill these roles is vital. Training courses are available should you require to learn how to do these roles. Obviously some roles require more effort than others, however volunteers are needed to fill these roles in every team.
At a club level, volunteers work in the canteen and behind the scenes on the committee. More volunteers are always welcome in these roles. You will be contacted after your child has registered regarding volunteering.
The 2020/21 season is scheduled to start in early-October with training commencing the first week of September. Games are generally on Saturday mornings, home and away. On the odd occasion some games may be played on Saturday afternoons or Sundays. The juniors play their home games at the Nambour Showgrounds on the #2 oval (turf) and the #3 oval (synthetic).
Clothing and equipment required
A playing shirt and a hat is provided to all levels of cricket which is to be worn during play. Junior Blasters should also wear comfortable shorts and shoes. In all other levels, players should wear white pants and comfortable running shoes. Those students who play on the turf wicket will also be required to wear spikes. Juniors in the U11-16s will also be provided with a training shirt which is to be worn to and from games and also during training sessions.
For each team, the club provides a full gear kit, which includes pads, bats and helmets. However, should players wish to supply their own gear, that is perfectly fine as well.
Players from U12 to U16 will have the opportunity to trial for Sunshine Coast representative teams. These trials are generally held around the start of the season. There are additional costs involved for representative players. Information regarding representative trials will be distributed once known.
Fair Play Vouchers-- Up to $150 (T&C apply)
Yes we are registered for Fair Play Vouchers!
Children and young people from the age of five and under the age of 18 who are residents of Queensland and:
- hold or whose parent, guardian or carer holds a Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card
- Other children or young people identified by two referral agents.
You must be the parent, guardian or carer of the child/young person you are applying for.
If a child is eligible for Fair Play, they are not guaranteed a voucher. The funding will be distributed in two rounds each year on a first come, first served basis. Once the allocation for each round is exhausted, the program will close and no further vouchers will be offered for that round. The voucher code is needed at the time of registration to claim the discount on season fees.
*The eligibility criteria are applied at the time of application.
Please Click - FAIR PLAY - to redirect you to webpage and application.
For further information, please contact:
Junior Coordinator- Kate Baker 0438 761 293