Northern District Cricket Club (NDCC)
Mr ALISTER HENSKENS (Ku-ring-gai) (19:19:36): Caps off to the Northern District Cricket Club based at Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara, which has come a long way since it began in 1925. Before the current pandemic the club, along with Cricket NSW, announced a Women's Social Cricket Competition to start in 2020. The program aims to encourage all women over 16 years of age to play the sport in a safe and welcoming environment. I saw myself the positive impacts that this program has had on the club and broader community, with a large emphasis on giving it a go and having fun. Women participating in cricket are the sports fastest growing playing group and hopefully this program will influence a new wave of young girls and women to participate in the sport. I congratulate club president Jeremy Hooke and Cricket NSW's Daniel Anderson for driving this concept and bringing it to our local area. I look forward to seeing the program reignite as soon as possible.