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Specialist School Programs

The specialist school cricket programs aim to develop young cricketers (male and female) by providing them with opportunities to excel in the game through the provision of quality coaching and access to excellent facilities in an educational setting.

The program's goal is broader than just skill development, offering a holistic cricket education that includes coaching, umpiring, history of the game, captaincy and an emphasis on fitness.

The cricket programs (run from year 7 to 12) are fully endorsed by the Western Australian Cricket Association and the Department of Education. The coaching staff are highly qualified, as well as being well credentialed educators who bring a love of cricket and a commitment to excellence to the specialist cricket program.

Selections are conducted by the cricket coordinators and a reference from a local club/coach/peer is also required. Applicants are put through a comprehensive selection process to ensure that only those students with the right attitudes and abilities needed to be successful in the program are identified. Whilst the selection process is of high importance, anyone with a genuine passion for cricket and a willingness to strive to achieve their best in the sport is encouraged to apply.

For more information about the courses, contact the School Cricket Coordinators:

Scott Ogilvie (Belridge SHS)
Sam Davis (John Forrest SHS)
David Aldridge (Kent Street SHS)

Any students interested in enrolling in a year group beyond Year 7 will need to contact the relevant Cricket Coordinator to enquire if any places are available.

Specialist Schools Trial Day

Date: TBC (Usually first week of April)

The three Department of Education approved specialist cricket schools (Kent St SHS, Belridge SC and John Forrest SC) will be holding their trials day in early April (date TBC).

2021 Applications for the below specialist schools will open towards the end of 2020 or early 2021, please refer back to this page during this time.

  • Belridge Secondary College
  • Kent Street Senior High School
  • John Forrest Secondary College

Should you have any questions regarding the specialist cricket schools and trials please contact them directly via the contact details provided above.

The Boundary Room Café will be open on the day, with food and drinks on sale!