TEEING OFF: The free coaching clinic attracted a   range of people.
TEEING OFF: The free coaching clinic attracted a range of people. Joshua Macree

Clinic delivers drills and skills

Roma played host to a free community coaching cricket clinic on Sunday, with men and women of all ages performing a series of drills at Gallas Fox Oval.

The clinic was a great way for adults to get a feel for the game and understand tactics and skills behind all aspects of Australia's national summer sport.

An initiative of Cricket Australia but practised through Queensland Cricket, the program is a free course this year after the organisation decided to fully fund it. In previous years, the course cost $120.

Anna Paton, regional cricket officer for Darling Downs and southwest Queensland, said participants came from very different backgrounds and attended the clinic for diverse reasons.

"We have mums who have never played cricket before and their job in the club might be to send emails and organise the canteen, right through to dads who want to know a little bit more on how to coach,” she said.

"We also have PE teachers who want to know how to organise cricket for classes and cricket coaches too.”

Many drills pitted pairs of participants against each other to create an activity around a specific objective.

Each drill focussed on a specific aspect of cricket, whether it be fielding, bowling or batting.


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