September 5, 2019
Kingaroy Junior Cricket Association – or the Kingaroy Flames, as they’re now known – held their first training session at their new $37,500 practice nets this week.
The nets, located adjacent to the Taabinga State School oval, consist of two pitches, complete with synthetic grass.
The 3.6m walls are higher than the old nets but, most importantly, the whole structure has a roof which minimises the chances of a wayward sky shot hitting any children outside the area.
“They are now built to code,” KJCA spokesman Cameron Watson said.
The new nets became a reality thanks to a $34,500 grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and $3000 from South Burnett Regional Council’s community grants scheme.
Cr Danita Potter handed over a cheque for the council funding on Thursday and said she was very impressed with what the club had achieved.
Training started this week for the local junior cricket competition with the first games of the season set down for Saturday, October 12.
Players aged from 5-17 years who are interested in playing for the Kingaroy Junior Cricket Association (or other local clubs) can sign up online
Kingaroy Junior Cricket will be running a Junior Blasters program again this season for youngsters aged 5-7 who are new to the game; and a Master Blasters program for boys and girls aged 7 to 11.
Junior games are divided into Stage 1 (Under 11), Stage 2 (Under 13) and Stage 3 (Under 17).