Junior cricket left with no leaders

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser
Blues' players celebrate a wicket in the under-14 grand final.
Camera IconBlues' players celebrate a wicket in the under-14 grand final. Credit: Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

The future of the Albany Junior Cricket Association has been plunged into doubt after a new committee, including a president, was unable to be appointed at its annual general meeting on Monday night.

A lack of cricket volunteers attended the AGM, leaving the AJCA in desperate need of finding leaders to ensure the season goes ahead.

Outgoing president Jackie Boyce said the disappointing meeting left the junior cricket season in doubt and called for passionate cricket stakeholders to come forward in a tough time.

She said the season would unlikely go ahead if a new committee did not emerge in the next three weeks.

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“It’s highly probable that would be the outcome if no one comes forward,” Boyce said.

“You can’t operate without the core executive committee. For the kids to continue to have opportunities, we need volunteers.”

Boyce said the committee all stepping away for various reasons at the same time had left the AJCA in a tough position to find successors to fill the executive committee.

The association is looking for a new president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, among other committee positions.

“If somebody steps forward, there is support available and we are going to support them,” Boyce said.

“There are plenty of other roles that need to be filled as well that lightens the load.”

An extraordinary meeting will now be held at the cricket pavilion on Monday, July 1 at 6pm, leaving the AJCA with three weeks to find replacements.

Visit ajca.wa.cricket.com.au for more information or to nominate for a position.

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