Bundjalung festival of slog

After the success of last years inaugural Bundjalung Aboriginal Cricket Festival, the local Aboriginal cricket association is now hard at work laying out the draw for this years festival of bat and ball.

The festival, which gets underway at Fripp Oval this Sunday, December 3, is essentially a senior 20-Twenty competition. However, its not just a bash and burst out laughing competition, with the players also vying for a spot in the Far North Coast Aboriginal Cricket team which will play Lower North Coast in late January. From there, players can progress to state and national honours. Local champion all-rounder Andrew Gordon has proven that road is open, after being selected in the Australian Aboriginal team over the last few years and as captain of the NSW Aboriginal side.

The matches get underway at 9am.

Nominations for the Aboriginal Junior Development Day at Fripp Oval on Sunday, January 21, are now open. Boys and girls between eight and 18 are encouraged to sign up. They will receive a free hat and shirt for attending the day and specialist coaching. Selections for the Far North Coast Aboriginal Under 12s and Under 14s will take place on the day.

Nomination forms are available by phoning 6686 8782 or 0429 868 782.


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