Tabulam kids on their way to Sydney for cricket finals
TABULAM Public will be the first school on the Far North Coast to compete in the NSW Milo T20 Blast cricket finals at Blacktown International Sports Park in Sydney's west.
Sixteen teams from across New South Wales will compete there on Tuesday, November 3.
The Tabulam school, 60km west of Casino, consists mainly of Aboriginal children.
None of those attending the competition play weekend cricket due to the distance they would need to travel.
Cricket NSW North Coast development manager Melissa Quinn is looking forward to Tabulam's involvement.
"With their natural ability, these kids are sure to give the other teams highly competitive games while they are enjoying playing something they love," she said.
"The eight kids and two teachers attending the Blast are very excited about the trip. Most of the kids have never been to Sydney before nor taken part in anything like what they are about to experience.
"This is a great opportunity for kids based in the country to gain more skills and experience of Milo T20 Blast in the metropolitan area."
Milo T20 Blast is a modified form of cricket designed for young children new to the sport.