Hillhead CC Taster Day a Success
Hillhead CC held a Cricket Taster Day on Sunday 23rd August 2015 for boys and girls between 8 and 14 years old.
The creation of the event came as a result of an initial meeting between the club, Cricket Scotland and Sports Marketing Network, following Hillhead CC successfully applying to become one of eleven Cricket Scotland ‘Thriving Clubs’.
The Taster Day took place on a wonderfully sunny day and over 40 young people were provided with the opportunity to try a variety of cricket related skills. These included batting, catching and throwing. Additionally, use of a bowling machine created a fantastic attraction for all (including a few competitive adults!) as did the speed gun challenge, which allowed everyone to see how fast they could throw a cricket ball!
The majority of participants had never played cricket, so the event was a new and exciting experience for all involved. It is hoped that this will be the first of many exciting events aimed at trying to bring the local community and Hillhead CC together by making the club more accessible to a wider audience.