Month: December 2019

Improving the practice nets and making them safer

The Newtown and Chilwell Cricket Club is pleased to announce that its next major development project through the Two Blues Foundation, the club’s official fundraising arm, is an upgrading of our practice facilities, especially in the area of player safety.

In the lead up to summer and over the season, the nets are used on a daily basis by all generations, from juniors through to the Over 60s players. The wear and tear is significant and maintenance an on-going issue. Upgrading the pitches, and making the whole area safer for those practising, particularly juniors, has now become a high priority for the club.

“Our club has a great history of success, an exciting present and a highly promising future, particularly through our junior programs – one of the biggest in Geelong,” said Two Blues treasurer, Mark Ainsworth. “As part of working towards that future it is vital that our practice facilities are of the highest standard, and that they are also safe. Extending the netting out along the bowlers’ run-up will making training for cricket both more enjoyable and reduce the risk of injury from wayward balls.”

Upgrading the nets is just one of many major improvements the club has undertaken in recent times to ensure Queens Park/KFC Oval keeps it standing – as adjudged by The Geelong Advertiser – as the best cricket ground in Geelong. These include the purchase of a new roller, new digital scoreboard and new change room facilities.

If you would like to make your tax-deductible contribution to helping create the future of the Newtown and Chilwell Cricket Club, visitt the below website of the Australian Sports Foundation.