HOWZAT for an Autism in Cricket Come and Try Day!

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Last Saturday, we hosted our second Autism in Cricket Come and Try Day at the WACA! It was incredible to see so many kids, families, and volunteers out on the oval giving cricket a go. The atmosphere was buzzing on the weekend and we were pleased to meet so many new faces as well as seeing some familiar faces from last season. 

The morning started with everyone arriving and jumping on the field for some free play and warm up time. Free play in the morning gave each child some time to become familiar with the oval and have some time to try batting, bowling, or even having some fun at the bubble machine station. We then broke off into groups to get the activities underway!

Excitement was in the air for our budding sports stars with a visit from Adam Gilchrist and some of the WA Elite players. In the lead up to the event and on the day, we don’t know who was more excited to meet Gilly, whether it was the kids or the parents who are all time fans! Everyone even had the chance to hang out with him during some of the activities on the field. 

While the kids played on the field, the parents took advantage of the sunny morning to relax, grab a coffee and have a chat to some of our Endorsed Clubs who came of the day. A big thank you to Joondalup Kinross Cricket Club, Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club, Wembley Districts Junior Cricket Club, Bateman Junior Cricket Club, Armadale Cricket Club, and Swan Valley Cricket Club who participated on the day and supported families to register for the 2021-22 season.

As the event wrapped up and each family headed home, we made sure no one left without taking home a goody bag. The sun was shining on the Saturday, and the smiles on everyone’s faces made it a day to remember. Thank you to each family, Endorsed Club, WACA staff, and volunteers who made it Such a fantastic day.

If you weren’t able to make the Come and Try day at the WACA, our Autism in Cricket Team can help find you a Come and Try session in your local area and support you to link up with a club that best suits your needs.

To find out more information on the Autism in Cricket Program or if you are keen to find a community cricket club that best suits your needs, email us at AutisminCricket@autism.org.au or call call (08) 9489 8900

If you haven’t already, you can catch the us on the ABC news and Channel 10 below!

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