Net facilities set stage for success

Working together: The work of several cricket and community groups has provided the community with top-notch cricket training facilities.

Working together: The work of several cricket and community groups has provided the community with top-notch cricket training facilities.

The next Aussie cricket superstars could come from right here in Macarthur.

Cricket NSW is paying close attention to this ever-growing region and is determined to provide young cricketers with the best possible pathways to success.

To help the up-and-coming stars of the future, Cricket NSW partnered with Sydney Thunder, the Camden District Cricket Association, Oran Park Cricket Club and Harrington Park Public School to construct world-class cricket nets.

Cricket NSW’s south-west region development coordinator Stephen Brown told the Advertiser it took 18 months to get the school’s nets off the ground.

“We saw the need to put in some great facilities for the community to utilise,” he said.

“The interest in cricket is growing with the population – we’re all about supporting grassroots sport.”

Brown said the nets were “as good as you could ask for” and provided youngsters the best chance hone their skills with top training facilities.

Harrington Park deputy principal Ben Green praised the multi-group partnership that saw the development of the nets.

He said the nets were a “great asset to the school” and the students could not wait to use them.

“We didn’t have any cricket facilities at all before this,” he said. “We are very fortunate as a school and a community to have access to facilities like these.”

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