The Hurricanes Inclusion Cup kicked off with a gala day yesterday, where all players were invited to have a game and learn some new skills.
Some players who become part of the Hurricanes Inclusion Cup who have an intellectual disability may also be eligible to try out for the Tasmanian State Inclusion Team squad.
“The Hobart Hurricanes are excited to support the Hurricanes Inclusion Cup as it will bring another group of fans and players into cricket, allowing them to play cricket with their mates and build new relationships along the way,” Chris Rawson, Fan and Community Engagement Manager for the Hobart Hurricanes said.
“There are many players who have started to come to trainings who are really keen to be involved and improve their cricket,” said Jason Schmidt, New Town Cricket Club All Abilities Manager and Southern Region co-ordinator of the Hurricanes Inclusion Cup.
“The Hurricanes Inclusion Cup is an excellent opportunity for players with a physical or intellectual impairment to play cricket in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, encouraging each other to be the best players they can be.
“We look forward to more players, particularly those who may play some form of club cricket getting in contact and being involved this summer.”
The Hurricanes Inclusion Cup will feature a North vs South game to be held in early November and also regular short format games each week leading up to Christmas in both regions.
Players from the North-west of the state are encouraged to attend, with players from that region already travelling to Launceston each week.
For any players with an intellectual or physical impairment wishing to be involved, please contact Jason Schmidt or Simon Aufder-Heide via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.