Over the last few years as part of the Manly for Manly program we have established a stronger association between our senior players and the 11 junior clubs around the Manly Warringah area. We are pleased to announce that this great new initiative will continue in 2017/18.
All players have each be allocated a junior club for the season. Where possible, the players will be associated with the junior club that they came from, however there will be an even spread of players among all the clubs.
Each player will be completing a minimum of 1 training session with 1 of the junior teams from that club throughout the 2017/18 season. They will also provide help for fundraising activities and help at presentation nights where needed.
This provides the junior players with players to look up to, follow and try and emulate. Imagine Mickey Edwards going to a Peninsula training session and saying “I was you 10 years ago, so you too can play professional cricket for your state and in the Big Bash League”. Exactly what the players should be striving for.
This part of the Manly for Manly program has been signed off by both the MWDCC committee and the MWJCA committee.
We had some great visits during the 2016/17 season from players such as Jordan Daly, Mickey Edwards, Michael Visser, James Boyer, Jay Lenton and Aiden Bariol. This will continue in 2017/18.