NEW ROLE: Nic Roberts is in a new Queensland Cricket position for Wide Bay.
NEW ROLE: Nic Roberts is in a new Queensland Cricket position for Wide Bay. Claudia Williams

More support for region's cricket clubs

CRICKET: Keeping kids in the South Burnett scoring runs and taking wicket is a priority for Nic Roberts who is in a new Queensland Cricket role in the Wide Bay.

He is one of 12 new Queensland Cricket staff members rolling out in the community cricket space as a result of funding from Cricket Australia to further support the sport at the grass roots level.

"Up until now we have only had one full-time staff member dedicated to Wide Bay,” Roberts said.

"I will be looking after the clubs and associations for the retention side of things and making sure the clubs and associations have the right things in place so hopefully they stay in the game.”

Roberts is no stranger to helping young cricketers having worked in schools across the Sunshine Coast for the past three years.

He is hoping to bring his experience of helping grow the game and enthusiasm for cricket to the region through his new role.

"Why we are all involved is to get kids playing the game and making sure they enjoy the game,” he said.

"I will be making sure kids are in the game and it is a safe environment and everyone really enjoys it as well as making sure that cricket clubs and associations have the tools to grow cricket for everyone to enjoy the game.”

His role also involves helping clubs roll out new formats, get involved in entry level programs and helping with infrastructure projects to help clubs find the right grants for projects.

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