OPPORTUNITY: Harry Sippel has been selected in the Queensland Cricket Youth Academy Development Squad.
OPPORTUNITY: Harry Sippel has been selected in the Queensland Cricket Youth Academy Development Squad. Alistair Brightman

Sippel's skills attract attention from cricket talent scouts

THANKS to a strong season at the crease, cricketer Harry Sippel has caught the attention of Queensland cricket coaches and talent development specialists.

The Murgon junior cricketer with a love for batting and scoring runs has been selected for Queensland Cricket's 2019-20 Youth Pathway Academy Squads.

Sippel said he was surprised to be one of 108 boys and girls from 13-15 years of age to be selected from six regions across Queensland.

The youngster comes from a successful cricketing family and is following in the footsteps of his older siblings Jared and Courtney.

Sippel spent many hours in the backyard developing his cricket skills with his siblings and believes this had a positive impact on his love of the game and how he plays today.

He said he was looking forward to making the most of being part of the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay academy squads as the sole South Burnett representative.

"I'm looking forward to the one-on-one sessions with Charlie Burke, the Queensland Cricket high performance coach and getting to know other players better and learning new skills or improving my technique,” he said.

The program is designed to fast-track development so players can be successful at future youth championships, and to go on to succeed in first-class and international cricket.

Under the guidance of Queensland Cricket coaches and talent development specialists, the players will undertake a nine-month personalised program which will include group and individual sessions.

Players from the program will will use facilities throughout the state to help them stay in their own area in order to limit travel, and to support their schooling, social and life balance.

The program will also involve regional camps to offer broader experiences in which to train, learn and grow.

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