Cricket for Kids in Perth

Cricket for Kids in Perth

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Posted 2020-09-20 by Suefollow
Are your children interested in playing cricket? Here is how to get started in Perth.

With the Ashes, Boxing Day Test and T20 Big Bash League, cricket is one of Australia’s favourite sports to attend as a spectator and watch on the TV. It's also one of our most popular sports to play too!

Children can participate in dedicated cricket programs from as young as 5 years old, or take part in multi-sports programs that include cricket from as young as 18 months. Here is where children can play cricket in Perth.

Woolworths Cricket Blast

Many of Perth’s cricket clubs offer Cricket Blast for children aged 5-7 years and 7-10 years. Cricket Blast is made up of two programs:

  • Junior Blaster for ages 5-7: Sessions are 60 mins in duration and include skill development activities and modified games. Kids receive a Blasters Pack and can even wear their Perth Scorchers colours - or whichever Big Bash team they follow.

  • Master Blasters for ages 7-10: Sessions are 90 mins in duration and are for kids with basic cricket skills, such as bowling with a straight arm over 14 metres, and include at least six weeks of fast-paced cricket games.

  • Find your nearest Junior Blaster and Master Blaster club [link here]. Simply enter the details as requested and your closest clubs offering age appropriate programs will appear. Some may offer Junior Blaster programs, and some will offer programs for ages 7 and over only.

    Junior Cricket and Indoor Cricket

    Junior Cricket is for children aged 9-18 years, depending on skill level. Kids can take part in organised games of cricket with their peers and build on their basic skills.

    Indoor Cricket is for ages 9-18 years, depending on skill level. Teams are 6 or 8 players per side and gives children an opportunity to build on basic skills - although there is no experience necessary - and everyone gets a chance to bat and bowl. There are divisions to cater for every ability.

    Find your nearest club here .

    Perth Scorchers Girls League

    Perth’s own Big Bash League club, the Perth Scorchers, offer a [LINK Girls League for ages 11-18 years. This flagship program offers a pathway to community cricket for Woolworths Cricket Blast.

    School Holiday Programs

    Looking to get the kids out of the house and active during the school holidays? Cricket Blast School Holiday programs are for children aged 5-10 years and caters for all abilities. Children will learn new skills through fun games-based activities and play modified games of cricket.

    Senior cricket

    Cricket is not just for the kids of course! [LINK Senior Cricket is for men and women aged 18 and over, and includes outdoor and indoor competitions that involve full games of cricket. There are various divisions to cater for all abilities.

    Image: Perth Scorchers Facebook Page

    Multi-Sports Programs

    Multi-sports programs are a great introduction to sport for children aged from 18 months. Programs typically involve children playing a number of sports throughout the term and year, and provide great exposure to sports.

    Ready Steady Go Kids is a multi-sports for children aged 18 months to 6 years, with locations throughout Perth. The program features 10 sports, including cricket, played over two terms and repeated in the second half of the year.

    Jungle Sports - is a multi-sports program for children aged 18 months to 6 years and operates throughout Perth. The program features 5 sports per term, typically including cricket.

    There is well and truly a cricket program for every age and skill level in Perth. Get involved with your local club today!

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