Norths attempt to rebuild club
ONCE a Bundaberg cricket powerhouse, today North Bundaberg Cricket Club is struggling to have a presence.
“We really need to revitalize the club, because it is slowly dying,” clubman Ricky Rochford said.
In the 1990s the side was dominant, but now Norths do not even field a first grade team.
The Commonwealth Bank have done their bit to kick-start Norths’ revival, approving the club for a Grassroots Cricket program grant.
The grant will further improve the training facilities currently in use and to help cover the cost of coaching staff.
“We are proud that we can support the club in this way through our grants for Grassroots Cricket program,” Commonwealth Bank Bundaberg branch manager’s Phil Sellwood said.
Ian Lenkeit, Norths president, was thrilled with the grant.
“It will provide great support to our members as we look to upgrade facilities and coaching aids and hopefully encourage growth within our juniors in the North Bundaberg area,” Lenkeit said.