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Young Magpies - Taught and Bowled

The Port Adelaide Cricket Club is excited to announce the return of the Young Magpies Development Squad for 2023-24.


The Young Magpies Development Squad is targeted at keen 8, 9, 10 and 11 year old cricketers.

Sessions will run on Tuesday afternoons and will involve a combination of training activities and matches.

The program will fill an important role in Port Adelaide’s structure by underpinning the club’s Under 14 and Under 16 teams.


The program will run through the cricket season. Sessions will start on Tuesday October 24th from 4:00-5:30pm and will run through Term 4. There will be a break over Christmas then the program will resume in January 2024.


Training sessions will be held at Port Reserve – Baynes Place, Port Adelaide

Matches will be played at Almond Tree Flat Reserve – Centre Street, Largs Bay

Session details

The training sessions will focus on:

  • Batting skills; scoring runs, decision making, set up, batswing, balance

  • Bowling skills; taking wickets, run ups, actions, variations

  • Fielding skills; catching, throwing, ground fielding, wicket keeping

  • Games; fun competitions and challenges

The match sessions will allow players to practise their skills in a game environment with particular emphasis on running between wickets and awareness in the field.

Player pathway

Cricketers from the Young Magpies will flow into Port Adelaide’s Under 14 squad once they are old enough and also into community club Under 12/Under 14 teams.


The program will be coordinated by Ben Johnswood who has Level 3 coaching accreditation. Coaching will be delivered by Jordon Harker who is a senior cricketer from Port Adelaide along with other Port Adelaide cricketers.


$185 which includes a playing shirt and cap.


To register for the program, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Johnswood by email or at 0438 860 048.

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