Whitfords Junior Blasters
Boys & Girls – PP & Y1
PP & Y1 Boys & Girls
Your child must be in PP or Y1 to enroll here
The Junior Blasters program (formally in2cricket) provides you with games for the whole season, including t-shirt with your name on it, bucket hat in your choice of Big Bash team colour, bat & ball, team photo and trophy.
For a number of years now, Whitfords Junior Cricket Club has run a very successful, nationally recognised, entry level program called Junior Blasters for boys and girls from ages 5 to 8. Since 2015, in line with changes made by Cricket Australia, we split our program into Junior Blasters for PP & Y1 children and Master Blasters for Y2 & Y3 children. The two programs run at the same time and at the same venue. Both programs are a very important part of the Whitfords Junior Cricket Club – they provide a direct pathway to our Junior Boys and Girls Cricket format.
Upon registration, each Junior Blasters player is allocated to a team based on his/her school year. On game day, the team does a training session with their coach followed by a game against another Whitfords Junior Blasters team of players from the same school age.
Our Junior Blasters season lasts the whole cricket season, running from October to March, breaking for the Christmas/school holidays. Up till Christmas, we play on Saturday mornings at James Cook (near Whitfords Shopping Centre) then after Christmas, we play Friday nights under the lights at Macdonald Reserve.
The game format is aimed at fun and enjoyment with maximum participation by all. Everyone bats, bowls and fields equally with encouragement the name of the game!
In many ways, the format is similar to beach cricket – using plastic stumps and plastic balls, but with the purpose of teaching the basic cricket skills of bowling, batting and fielding.
The format allows parents and coaches to interact with participants throughout – indeed, we actively encourage parents to get involved with their kids. Friday nights are great family picnic nights. There’s even a Parents vs kids event.
Whitfords Junior Blasters Player Packs
As part of our program, we provide all players with the Cricket Australia Woolworths Junior Blasters participant pack.
The packs is included in the Registration fee.
The club provides all additional cricket gear needed to play the games – there is no need for pads, helmets or cricket “whites”.