As the club's junior development officer, I don't base success on wins and losses. Although winning is great, I get joy out of seeing kids improve and becoming more confident in their ability.
In the Under 13s, we had an extremely young side, with seven-year-old Tate Browning being our youngest player. I was proud to coach these boys and witness their continued improvement. I was proud of how much our team encouraged each other, which stood out especially when Cameron McMaster and Cale Browning both had operations during the season and were ruled out for the last few games but continued to support the boys by attending the games, which showed awesome character. The boys were well captained by Jordon Gittus, who showed great leadership. I'd like to thank all the parents who helped me during the year. In particular I'd like to thank Craig McMaster for all his of help and Jamie Hill for everything he does for this club.
Six sides from New Norfolk and Gretna participated in the T20 Blast this year. Thanks to Leigh Berry and Trent Mayne for helping me with this and well done to all the kids who participated.
The future of Derwent Valley cricket looks bright, with a heap of young players coming through. I look forward to being the JDO next year for New Norfolk and seeing the continued improvement of the kids.
Under 13 Awards - Rising star: Jordon Gittus; Runner up: Jordan George. Most improved: Jakob QuarrellCoaches award: Jack Morgan.
|New Norfolk Cricket Club junior players and officials at their trophy|
presentations at Tynwald Park recently.