A new community cricket club has started in East Auckland with the aim to get young aspiring cricketers to train themselves to play with the big leagues someday.
Flat Bush Cricket Club started in October earlier this year under the umbrella of Auckland Cricket and so far has enrolled 60 children in the age category of five and 11.
"We did an open day earlier in September this year and realised that there is a lot of potential in the East Auckland where many families wanted their children to play cricket, and we found the same enthusiasm amongst young kids as well," Chairman of Flat Bush Cricket Club, Swaran Katal told The Indian Weekender.
"Children of different ethnicities have enrolled with us, and the number is growing with word of mouth," Mr Katal added.
Auckland Cricket is aiming to promote cricket amongst local communities in Auckland, and it is not limited to just Indian or Kiwi communities.
"Our Under-12 boys' team is currently playing under ACA tournament, and we are planning to run a T20 league for seniors in February," Mr Katal added.
For now, Flat Bush Cricket Club is reaching out to local schools through their assemblies, and social media is East Auckland side to get more attraction to the club and have more children play cricket.
"We want to promote cricket amongst young ones and get them off from their devices, and through this, they can learn not just the game of cricket but also learn the discipline of the sport, strategy, fitness exercises and more," Mr Katal added.
Interested people can visit www.flatbushcricket.nz or contact chairman Swaran Katal to know more about the facilities provided by the club.