Colac district’s next wave of up-and-coming cricket talent set off to Melbourne yesterday to enhance their game under specialist coaches at the MCG.
The group of promising junior cricketers are breaking new ground by attending a Melbourne camp as the inaugural representatives of the Colac District Cricket Association’s Under 15 Talent Squad today and tomorrow.
The 24 players who were invited to the two-day camp are all eligible to represent the CDCA at under 15 Country Week in Horsham next January, to which the association intends to send two teams.
The Melbourne camp is the pinnacle of a more formalized Colac pathways program for the district’s most promising young cricketers, that will also feature four winter training sessions utilizing Cricket Victoria and Barwon coaches.
“Over past seasons the junior committee have identified the difficulties our juniors encounter between competing in the local under-14 competition, which is predominantly participation based, and stepping up to under-15 Horsham Country Week competition where the game is played at a significantly higher competitive level,” CDCA junior committee spokesman Anthony Bright said.
See today’s Colac Herald for more.