Quinns Rocks Scoops Pool At CJCC Awards
Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club was last night recognised as a leader amongst its peers, collecting three awards at the Community Junior Cricket Council presentations night at the WACA Ground.
About 200 people, including WACA CEO Ms Christina Matthews, Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors Jason Behrendorff and David Moody and Western Fury player Bhavi Devchand, were on-hand for the Boundary Room function to acknowledge key volunteers, school ambassadors, players and clubs, with Quinns Rocks hailed for its proactive approach to growing the game.
The Club collected the prestigious Len Pavy Club of the Year Award, along with the Growing Cricket for Girls Award, following a year of strong activity and results in the area.
Quinns Rocks had no girls-only teams competing in the 2016-17 season, but fielded two a year later.
The new pathway opportunities provided by the club added to the exceptional support Quinns Rocks showed to other clubs in its area, taking a collaborative approach to help grow the game.
Quinns Rocks' Stewart O'Connor was also named MILO T20 Blast Club Coordinator of the Year, having won the MILO in2CRICKET Coordinator of the Year award last year.
Community Junior Cricket Council Chair Geoff Parkinson said Quinns Rocks had been acknowledged for taking a proactive approach across a wide range of areas.
"Quinns Rocks has been very active in promoting the game within the community," Parkinson said.
"The club has also fostered relationships with newly established clubs in their area to support their development, along with clubs in other regions as they look to forge relationships and share resources, which works to the mutual benefit of community cricket.
"They've also developed links with a number of schools, they're working with the WACA in developing an Aboriginal cricket pathway option and also had involvement in the Coach Development pilot program that has been established by the WACA, Cricket Australia and the Australian Sports Commission.
"Some strong volunteer management and rewards strategies uphold the club's culture and they've been extremely active in adopting the new junior formats and introducing cricket for girls in their area."