Almost 100 junior club presidents attended a breakfast hosted by the Community Junior Cricket Council (CJCC).

It was a great opportunity for clubs to network and share ideas for the upcoming summer, and get an update on the WACA Ground Improvement Project plans from WA Cricket Chair Tuck Waldron.

Margie Oldfield, Chair of the CJCC, gave a heart-felt and compassionate address on the importance of junior community sport.

Presidents and representatives from clubs under CricketWest, the governing body of senior community cricket in Perth, also held an event to launch the season ahead.

WA Cricket CEO Christina Matthews commended CricketWest for their off-season work in striving to make cricket a more welcoming and enjoyable environment for all involved moving forward.

Club representatives also heard from Melissa Evans from Good Sports, and Adrian Munro, CEO of Richmond Wellbeing, on the pivotal role community sport clubs and their members play in supporting mental health and wellbeing.

Mr Munro informed the audience that suicide is the highest killer of men between 19-40 in Australia and cricket clubs across WA can make an impact by driving the message of looking out for team mates and friends.

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