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 junior clubs around the Manly Warringah district. We are pleased to announce that this great initiative will continue this upcoming season.
All players are allocated a junior club for the season. Where possible, the players will be associated with the junior club that they came from, however we also try to keep an even spread of players among all the clubs.
Each player will be asked to complete at least one training session with their junior club. They can 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’ve had some great visits during previous seasons players such as Jordan Daly, Mickey Edwards, Jack Edwards, Ollie Davies, Michael Visser, Ryan Farrell, Jay Lenton, Nick McLachlan, and Chris Green. This will continue in the current season.