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Regional cricket hub to be built at CMC in Junortoun


On Thursday morning we welcomed Jacinta Allan MP to Coolock to make the exciting announcement of a $500,000 state grant to build a state-of-the-art cricket hub in partnership with Cricket Australia, the City of Greater Bendigo and Catherine McAuley College.

The Northern Rivers Regional Cricket Hub’s new centre will be built at our Coolock Campus in Junortoun and includes an indoor training centre with six synthetic wickets, female-friendly, accessible change rooms as well as community and administration spaces.

Talking to the Bendigo Advertiser about the exciting development, Brian Turner said, “There are not enough locations now for junior sport, so we’ve been working through this partnership with the City of Greater Bendigo for probably two years. To have a facility with six nets on campus next to our own gym, and the improved ovals down the track, is exciting for our community.”

The announcement comes in the same week that past student Tayla Vlaeminck (CCB2016) took her first wicket for Australia. Tayla is the first Bendigo cricketer to represent Australia in a one-day international and claimed the wicket of Pakistani captain Javeria Khan in Malaysia on Monday.

We were delighted that Mr Eugene Lynch, Executive Officer of Mercy Education Ltd (MEL), joined us today for the announcement as we have received enormous support from both MEL and McAuley Property Ltd during the planning stages of this development.

Read more about this exciting development which will benefit both our own students and more broadly the development of cricket in our region: