WITH the junior cricket finals behind us, attention now turns to the winter codes, and the local AFL juniors are ready to rumble.
With competitions starting at the end of the month, training is now in full swing, and local administrators are looking forward to the season ahead.
Bomaderry Tigers will be well represented, and have already had nearly 60 juniors at their training sessions.
Co-ordinator Cameron Boxsell reports that 14s and 16s have had solid numbers, but the real plus is that nearly 30 under 12s have registered.
Added to this is the interest being shown in the new under 10s competition, with enough having signed to form a team.
The Nowra Blues have not met with the same success at this stage, and desperately need some new committee members to drive the recruitment.
The under 12s and 16s numbers look all right at this stage, but they could do with some topping up over the next few weeks.
Under 10 numbers are a problem, and will struggle to have a team unless there is an injection of players soon.
If there is anyone who can help at committee level, whether previously involved with Nowra or not, then please contact JD on 0411 226 086, or Stevo on 0478 225 352.
Training for juniors takes place at West Street Oval, Nowra on Thursdays at 4.30pm.
The Auskick committee has undergone a complete overhaul, with co-ordinator of the previous two years, Lisa Pearson, standing down.
This year’s committee will be led by Danielle Gill, with husband Anthony, and James Harris as coaching co-ordinators.
They will be ably assisted by Jodi Evans and Michelle Johnstone as secretary and treasurer, and they look forward to adding to the 80 registered Auskickers from last season.
One major change this year will be that the Auskick sessions will be held at West Street Oval and not the Showground’s Added Area.
As usual the program will be aimed at boys and girls under 10-years-old who are looking to have some fun and learn some new skills.
If anyone has any enquiries about the Auskick program, ring Stevo on 0478 225 352.
The Auskick under 10s plan to have some games locally, although not in a formal competition, with games planned during half-time breaks of senior games, or as curtain raisers to other junior matches.