Singleton District Junior Cricket Association in search of new leaders

SDJCA HEROES: Belinda Stafa pictured with one of the region's rising stars in Josephine Pearce on Friday.
SDJCA HEROES: Belinda Stafa pictured with one of the region's rising stars in Josephine Pearce on Friday.

There were many junior cricket heroes across the fields of Cook Park on Friday evening as the SDJCA season came to a close for another year.

A total  of 800 people viewed Alex Stafa's hat-trick attempt on the Singleton Argus facebook page, spurring the 13-year-old to make his first grade debut for JPC against PCH the following day.

Nevertheless it would be Belinda Stafa who would make the announcement of the weekend, calling time on her five year tenure with the association's committee.

While hiding her emotions she admitted there was 'a sense of relief more than anything'.

"It has been an absolute pleasure working for the junior committee and it certainly comes with its challenges; the last three years especially (as secretary)," she said.

"But I really enjoyed the people I work with and it is great to see some of the juniors now retiring and entering into senior cricket.

"The aim is to see many of our juniors go on to stay in Singleton.

"I also want to thank Greg Dann who has been amazing this season; he actually comes down and sets all of the fields up prior to the teams arriving.

"We certainly couldn't have made this season happen without the army of helpers which we did have.

"I would highly encourage them (date is yet to be set) to come to the AGM in May and jump on board.

"It is a way to give back to the community whether you have a child, grandchild, nephew or niece playing in the sport; we'd welcome you to come on down and take on a role.