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Young Magpies Development Squad


Port Adelaide Cricket Club is excited to announce the return of the Young Magpies Development Squad for 2021-22.



The Young Magpies Development Squad is targeted at keen 9, 10 and 11 year old cricketers.

Sessions will run on Monday afternoons/evenings and will involve a combination of training activities and matches.

The program will fill an important role in Port Adelaide’s structure by underpinning the club’s Under 14 and Under 16 teams.



The program will run through the cricket season. Sessions will start on Monday October 11 and will run through Term 4. There will be a break over Christmas then the program will resume in Term 1 2022.

Sessions are run on Monday afternoons so as not to interfere with the existing community and/or school cricket commitments that players may have.



Training sessions will be held at Port Reserve – Baynes Place, Port Adelaide

Matches will be played at Almond Tree Flat Reserve – Centre Street, Largs Bay


Session details

The training sessions will focus on:

  • Batting skills; scoring runs, decision making, set up, batswing, balance
  • Bowling skills; taking wickets, run ups, actions, variations
  • Fielding skills; catching, throwing, ground fielding, wicket keeping
  • Games; fun competitions and challenges

The match sessions will allow players to practise their skills in a game environment with particular emphasis on running between wickets and awareness in the field.


Player pathway

Cricketers from the Young Magpies will flow into Port Adelaide’s Under 14 squad once they are old enough and also into community club Under 12/Under 14 teams.



The coaching will be delivered by Ben Johnswood who is a Level 3 accredited coach and by senior cricketers from Port Adelaide.



New players: The cost of the program is $185 which includes a playing shirt and cap.

Returning players who already have a shirt and cap: $120



To register for the program, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Johnswood by email or at 0438 860 048. 

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