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Karori Cricket Club has been transforming during the off season, and we're excited to announce and invite your participation in our Youth Grade.
We're working hard to establish player pathways from Junior to Senior cricket, which recognises a gap in our format when players head to College and we lose connection. We're keen to keep all our past and present players connected to the club and club proud. We know many of our past players are continuing to play cricket at college which is fantastic, but some players may have also temporarily paused their cricket playing in pursuit of other interests.
Our youth cricket provides an opportunity for players to play in a more social format with their past clubmates, learn from our Senior players and provides extra playing opportunities over the summer in addition to College cricket.
Any other questions or comments? Please get in touch. Establishing our Youth grade will take some time and we're open to suggestions from our past players and community. Email Youth Convenor Lara Simpson or the Karori Cricket Club for more information.
Sunday playing opportunities and Cricket Wellington Youth Tournament
Youth games will be T20s on a Sunday locally across Wellington, with some regional games possible. The teams will be coached by two of our Senior players who have volunteered to support our Youth teams and welcome parent volunteers to assist with management.
Tentative dates for Sunday fixtures are below:
Wellington Cricket Youth Tournament
Youth Under 15 and Youth Under 17
We're hoping to establish two teams this season and build our Youth teams in the years to come. Encourage your past teammates to do so too. The time commitment will be x T20 games, and 3 days in the January school holidays. If the teams are successful, we hope to offer additional playing opportunities at future HB Cricket Tournaments.
If you're under 15, register here
If you're under 17, register here
What is the cost to play?
This season, we've secured sponsorship to help limit costs and have worked with Wellington Cricket to have access to fields for free. There is no cost to register, but if you're able to donate a match ball at registration, that would be awesome.
What uniforms will we wear and do we need our own gear?
We'll be reusing past Senior player strips and you'll receive a KCC sun hat. You'll need your own cricket pants. Ideally, you'll have much of your own gear, but some team gear will be available.
I'm not playing cricket at college, can I play youth for the club?
Absolutely, we really want players who may not have enjoyed the competitive college format or may have prioritised other pursuits to have opportunities to keep playing cricket, and stay connected to Karori Cricket Club.
I can't commit to every game, but I can play some... can I still register?
Absolutely, we know our past players are busy juggling lots of commitments and their school work. We encourage you to register and let the team know what your availability is. Hopefully we'll have enough reserves to provide flexibility.
I'm transitioning to college next season, can I register?
Yes, we welcome players who will be playing in Year 8 cricket this season to register also. This will provide extra playing opportunities for you and a chance to play alongside current college players as you prepare to transition to college cricket.
What about Under 19s?
This will be a work in progress, and we hope that our Under 17s will transition to form an U19s team. At this time, we don't think we have enough past players to establish a team, but if you know players who would like to play, please let us know. Our Senior teams are often looking for reserves and this might be a great place to start.
Are the teams mixed?
Yes, we welcome registrations from our past girls and boys.
Karori Cricket Club
416 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington 6012