Cricket 4 Every 1 is a joint venture between Magpies Cricket Club and the Mackay and District Special School, the inaugural program commenced in the 18/19 cricket season. Cricket 4 Every 1 gives uniquely abled Mackay children a chance to play cricket in a safe, dignified, fun environment where participants learn the ability to adapt and gain the courage to succeed. Each student is buddied with a mentor from Magpies Cricket Club and the sessions were overseen by 2 senior coaches.
The annual, 5 week program held at Magpies Sporting Club has been a massive success ‘Parent feedback has been fantastic with some parents asking to extend the program longer’ said Darren Smith – General Manager of Magpies Sporting Club.
The inaugural event was also a fundraiser for Mackay and District Special School raising over $15,000 to get a new Playground.