Having grown year on year, Saturday’s Autism in Cricket Come and Try Session was our largest event to date, with over 250 registrations received to join us at the WACA Ground.
Families travelled from all over WA to take part in our annual event – running for its fourth year – with some coming from as far as Albany and Broome. We were delighted to meet so many new cricket lovers during the fun-filled morning, as well as seeing some familiar faces from last season.
Upon arrival, participants were encouraged to head to the field for some free play and warm-up time. This allowed some time to become familiar with the oval and to try batting, bowling and catching. There was also a chill zone with some comfy bean bags to relax in if anyone needed time away from the action and even a fun bubble machine station! We then broke off into groups to get the activities underway.
Meanwhile, parents took advantage of the sunny morning to relax, grab a coffee and have a chat to some of our Endorsed Clubs who came for the day. A big thank you to Joondalup Kincross Cricket Club, Coolbinia West Perth Cricket Club, Warnbro Swans Cricket Club, Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club, Wembley Districts Junior Cricket Club, Kalamunda Cricket Club, Kinglsey Woodvale Junior Cricket Club and Armadale Cricket Club who joined us on the day and supported families to register for the 2023-24 season.
Take a look at some of the photos of what we got up to on the day in our gallery below. In case you missed it over the weekend, you can also see our Come and Try Session on the news. We featured on ABC, 7News, 9News and 10News.
If you want to see more photos from the day, you can check out our full gallery in our Autism in Cricket Facebook Group here!
Thank you to each family, Endorsed Club, WA Cricket staff, and our 34 volunteers who made it such a fantastic day.
We’d also like to thank WA Cricket Foundation for making it possible for us to hold our annual Come and Try Session.
If you weren’t able to make the Come and Try and are keen to find a community cricket club that best suits your needs or want to find out more about the Autism in Cricket Program, email us at AutisminCricket@autism.org.au
You can also see our full list of Endorsed Clubs and find the club closest to you here.