Trystan Kennedy
Trystan Kennedy

Gordon Cricket continues to work closely with Gordon Junior Cricket Club. Our Director of Junior Development, Bob Thomas, and coaches from the senior club are available to assist with grading teams and provide coaching for the many junior teams.

Gordon Cricket Academy

The academy offers offseason opportunities for talented players in the U13 and U14 age groups. This invitation-only group is overseen by first grade captain, Tym Crawford, who is assisted by other highly qualified first grade players during five preseason dates in August and September, and prior to the junior representative season commencing.

Green Shield Competition

Gordon Cricket is committed to selecting a quality representative U16 team to participate in the AW Green Shield Competition each season. All twenty clubs in the NSW Premier Cricket Competition participate in this elite competition played during the summer school holiday period. Application details are posted on our website at the beginning of February for the following season. Two ‘invitation-only’ trials are held before our Green Shield squad is announced. The squad meets to train in the off-season and plays at least two trial games in the Term 3 school holidays prior to the commencement of the competition.

Country Pathways Program

The club has a well established program for talented young players from all over country NSW. Two outstanding Under 16 players are selected each season to represent the club in the Green Shield Competition, complementing the metropolitan-based players in the squad. Additionally, up to three outstanding players who are completing their Higher School Certificate are selected each season to play for the club while living together in club-funded accommodation in Sydney. The club works closely with parents to ensure that the boys are supported away from the cricket field to adjust to city life.

Please email Bob Thomas for any further information required about junior development at the club.

Jamie Bekis