Great season for New Norfolk juniors

New Norfolk Under-13 cricket team. Click image to enlarge.

IT’S been another successful season for the New Norfolk Junior Cricket Club. We had 17 kids play their first season of cricket and each and every one of the 24 boys we had playing improved a lot.

My philosophy as a coach this season was to not worry about wins and losses and just try to improve and have fun and everyone did that. I’ve been coaching cricket for five seasons and this was my favourite because everyone just loved cricket.

Seeing the genuine happiness on the boys faces when they did something they were proud of was a joy for me. Despite not “winning” many games, the kids never once gave up. They played as a team, which was fantastic.

I can’t speak highly enough of how much potential a lot of these boys have in the future and I believe the Derwent Valley is incredibly lucky to have so many fine young citizens coming through.

I can’t wait to watch these kids continue to develop their cricketing skills in the future and hopefully they have a whole community as proud of them as I am.

  • Rising Star Award: Zayne Field and Tyler Benson.
  • Runner Up: Bobby Nossiter and Hamish Edwards.
  • Teammate of the year: Cooper Gleeson and Liam Maw.
  • Most Improved: Fearghus Joyce and Haiden Smith.
  • Coaches Award: Kobe Strong and Oliver Rhodes.

Congratulations to all of the boys that won trophies and to everyone else for the awesome season.

JOSH WALSH
NNJCC coach and junior development officer
PHOTO: New Norfolk Under 13s 2019/20

Back row from left: Wade Gleeson, Hamish Edwards, captain Tyler Benson, coach Josh Walsh, vice cpatain Logan Hunt, Oliver Rhodes and Liam Maw.
Third row: Connor Mayne, Zayne Field, vice captain Frankie Jones, Noah Evans, Riley Beverley, Haiden Smith, and coach Todd Jarvis. 
Second row: Caleb Duckett, Zavier Lowry, Cooper Gleeson, captain Bobby Nossiter, Fearghus Joyce, Ruben Strong and Hayden Turner.
Front row: Chance Hyland, Steele Quarrell, Callan Barry, Judah Topping, Reuben Topping and Kobe Strong.

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