Perth Scorcher: Heather Graham, Western Warrior: David Moody, Perth Scorcher: Jason Behrendorff, Perth Scorcher: Joel Paris, WACA General Manager- Game and Market Development: Jo Davies and MHR Christian Porter
The weather gods were kind last weekend when cricket fanatic and Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, and the Perth Scorchers officially launched the PlayCricket week at Ellenbrook Secondary College oval.
“It was fantastic to attend the PlayCricket Week launch in Ellenbrook and see plenty of families get in on the fun,” Mr Porter said.
“I grew up watching and playing Australia’s favourite summer sport.
“Whether you play cricket in the school yard, the backyard or under the lights at the WACA, cricket is a sport for all.
“Having Scorchers stars Joel Paris, Jason Behrendorff and Heather Graham at the launch was fantastic.
“The kids (and I) got a real kick out of having them play some cricket with us.
WACA General Manager – Game and Market Development Jo Davies said PlayCricket is an incredibly important initiative for the sport across the country.
“This is the period of the year when we get to focus all our attention on getting out into the community, getting kids excited about the season ahead and meeting the passionate supporters who make the game possible,” Ms Davies said.
“Fundamentally, we all begin playing a sport because we love and enjoy it and that’s what PlayCricket is all about; taking the game out to the community, encouraging last year’s players to sign up again and inspiring those who might have never picked up a bat or ball, to get involved in the game we enjoy so much.”
“If you have ever thought about picking up a ball and bat now is the time to do it and I encourage you to head to the PlayCricket website,” Mr Porter said.