Gordon Cooper Variety Youth NSW Blind Cricket Shield

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Blind Sports NSW in partnership with Variety – The Children’s Charity NSW through the Gordon Cooper family have established a 3-game series of Youth Blind Cricket pitting the Thunder and Sixes against each other in adapted vision impaired cricket.

“This initiative has changed the landscape of Blind Cricket in NSW”, said CEO of Blind Sports NSW Murray Elbourn. For many years there was no funding or support for youth Blind Cricket outside of our domestic competition run by Blind Cricket NSW who have recently transitioned to their new home of Bankstown Oval.

Blacktown City Council are supporting this initiative with the donation of the venue at Joe McAleer Park in Glendenning on Sunday, May 20th from 10am to 1pm. It is only through support like this from Blacktown City Council that inclusion and adapted sport can thrive.

In Game 1 of the series Thunder ran out 17 run winners with new player Sophie Amerongen who is 13 from Berowra being named player of the match, for her middle inning partnership with Tyson O’Neil from Kurri Kurri who is a current Variety Scholarship recipient.

We hope people from around Sydney but especially in the Blacktown LGA will come out and watch this adapted version of cricket that will see some of the current Australian Blind Cricketers on show in mentoring roles of their up and coming players across the Blind Cricket NSW program. 



  • Sunday, 20 May 2018 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Joe McLeer Oval, Baxter Cres, Glendenning 2766  View Map

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