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Former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke supported the next generation of
cricket stars by hosting his coaching clinic at Bankstown Memorial Oval on Tuesday
Hundreds of boys and girls aged 6-16 sharpened their cricket skills on the day, with
Clarke and his coaches providing expert training to help them become better allround
The Australian test skipper said he wanted to give back to the game at a grassroots
level by hosting his cricket coaching clinic at Bankstown’s “stand-out” Memorial Oval.
“Bankstown Memorial Oval has always been a stand-out ground to play grade cricket
on,” Clarke said.
“Growing up as a kid I watched a lot of first-grate cricket and NSW cricket played
here at Bankstown, and fortunately, I’ve been lucky enough to play here as well.
“I scored a few runs, which was nice, and I’ve got good memories but again, its’ my
local area so I love coming back here.”
Administrator, Richard Colley, said it was an honour to have the legendary cricketer
choose Bankstown as his preferred location to host his coaching clinic.
“We are proud to have had such a prominent sportsperson provide expert advice
and skills to the next generation of young cricketers,” he said.
“Bankstown Memorial Oval has previously hosted many significant national and
international cricket events - a testament to the quality of the ground - so it’s great to
have Michael Clarke regard this facility as one of the best.”
Participants were treated to two skills and games’ sessions on the day, as well as
Kanga Cricket style activities, a BBQ lunch, as well as a bag full of goodies, thanks
to Chemist Warehouse.
Clarke also signed autographs throughout the day and held a Q&A session with
attendees in the late afternoon.
22/03/2017 10:30 AM