RGS partners with Queensland Cricket
The Rockhampton Grammar School has established a collaborative relationship with Queensland Cricket, the School announced today.
Under the agreement Queensland Cricket will conduct training sessions at the School and provide learning and development opportunities to School coaches.
In addition Queensland Cricket and the School will work together to develop services and opportunities at a local and State levels that will build students’ capacity to develop and showcase their cricket skills.
RGS would work closely with Queensland Cricket regarding local talent development.
“The partnership will strengthen RGS cricket and provide our students with better access to professional players and coaches. We will also work together to develop new opportunities for coaches, players and officials throughout Central Queensland,” said Director of RGS Co-curricular, Mr Todd Wells.
Cricket is a cornerstone of the School’s far ranging Co-curricular programme which includes the delivery of more than 35 different sporting and cultural activities to RGS’s 1400 students.
The Rockhampton Grammar School provides opportunities for its students to play Cricket from Milo In2 Cricket through to U16 Cricket and then on to the First XI who play in the Rockhampton Cricket Incorporated Senior Men’s Competition. The School also hosts inter-state touring schools and travels to Sydney biannually to further the cricket experience for students.
The School also participates in Queensland School Sport State-wide T20 competition where it has had recent success in the past few years placing second in 2013 and winning the State Championships in 2015. This competition involves all schools around the State including GPS schools. The RGS Primary School team also represented Central Queensland at this year’s Primary T20 State Final in Brisbane
Queensland Cricket Field Force Manager Matt Williams said the relationship would benefit cricket at all levels in the region.
Williams said the School will host a Junior Heat coaching clinic in January during the holidays which will be open to boys and girls from all over the region to attend.”
“Queensland Cricket is pleased that this partnership can assist us with further growth of the game in Central Queensland.”