Sharing the load at junior cricket

Cowra Junior Cricket president Ross Graham says he'll fill the position again if needed when the junior cricket annual general meeting is held on August 24.

The meeting will be held at the Cowra Services Club on that date from 7pm and while Mr Graham is happy to fill the role he's just as happy he says "if someone else puts their hand up.

Ideally at least 10 parents will attend the meeting to fill the roles of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer plus a general committee of six.

The committee meets throughout the season to organise teams, deal with any issues that come up and pay expenses that need to be paid.

Junior cricket also needs a Child Safety Officer, COVID Officer, Publicity Officer and Public Officer.

"Generally about four or five people hold all of those positions," Mr Graham said..

"It doesn't matter what committee it is, it's the same story whether it is junior league or junior soccer," he said

"It's a matter of sharing the load a little, not everyone has to attend every meeting, if you have a concern than absolutely, or you have an issue, but there are always work commitments that prevent everyone from turning up," he said.

The committee tries to meet once a month during the season.

One item possible on the agenda for the season ahead could be changes to the Junior Blasters program

"We might have been running it too long for that particular age group, running it shorter is something we might look at and even the time of the week we run it," Mr Graham said.

"Whether Saturday morning is best or whether we have it on a week day afternoon, after school, but this all comes down too to who we can get to run it."

Cowra Junior Cricket president Ross Graham (left) is hoping for a good turnout at the annual general meeting next month.

Cowra Junior Cricket president Ross Graham (left) is hoping for a good turnout at the annual general meeting next month.

With COVID again raising its head in the central west Graham suspects the season ahead might throw up a few challenges.

"Last year we were pretty fortunate as it had settled down once we got into the cricket season, the rules had relaxed, but we were still required to have a QR code and have a record of who turned up at each ground," he said.

"I suspect that might be a little bit harder this season."